I made the mistake this morning of finishing my wordcount early, and spending some time revisiting old haunts.
Imagine my (lack of) surprise to find the same old bullshit drama alive and well.
Here’s a reality check. Everyone loves to demonize “the man”, in this case, publishers or distributors or some form of middleman between authors and their readers, and hey, it’s true. These people are often the perpetrators of dick moves that make SOE look like Achilles.
However (comma) before jumping onto the lynch mob, take a step back and examine who and what you’re joining leagues with. Having been on the inside, I can say that authors have only a very vague understanding of professional conduct. If their behavior was ever held up to the spotlight, there would be a lot less bitching and a lot more writing going on.
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