Guest blogger Rick Hautala has some thoughts on how to persevere in today's shifting publishing paradigm.To paraphrase Harlan Ellison: Becoming a writer is easy; it's staying a writer that's the hard part.
The marketplace is changing so fast, a lot of traditional prose even by seasoned pros is falling by the wayside.
Writing to publish successfully requires a thick skin and a sense of humor along with hard work, talent and inspiration. You have to work against all odds. You must face rejection and adversity by pushing and pushing to become a better writer. If you do so, eventually editors, publishers and readers can't possibly ignore or avoid your work.