Couldn't have said it better myself

This post by fellow aspiring writer Jill Wheeler CRACKS. ME. UP!

(And also makes me cry a little bit on the inside, because it’s so, so true.)

It just kills me when I tell people about my novel and the first thing they ask is, “Are you going to get it published?”

Pshah! Yeah, I’m going to give it to the publishing fairies, who will toss it in a machine that will produce millions of copies (with a breathtaking cover and a picture of me, fifty pounds lighter, on the back). Then the fairies will deliver my books to every Barnes and Noble, Borders, and independent book store in the nation. THEN, like a week later, I’ll get a check for six million dollars in the mail, and my husband and I will be able to pay back our student loans and retire.


Off to edit.


  1. Yep. I agree. Why can’t they just take a moment and relish in the JOY and SATISFACTION that you actually WROTE a NOVEL!!!!

    Why do we all have to be published anyway?

    D’Arcy’s recent blog post: %@!*&%#!!!!!!

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