Self-publishing vs. being discovered.
It’s a tough one for me. I have a romantic notion that if you work really hard at improving your skills and write your ass off, you will eventually be discovered. But, in a society that is now all about go-getting and taking your destiny (or whatever) into your own hands, is it the best decision to fill the portrait of a solitary character at a keyboard, writing and writing and writing?
The biggest question for me: Does it take away your credibility as a talented writer if you have taken it upon yourself to make your writing official?
To self-publish, nobody has to think you’re talented except yourself. Not even your mother.
On the other hand, the starving artist lifestyle goes stale pretty quickly. I don’t need to be tortured to write a good story. If somebody is going to discover me, now would be ideal.
Thoughts? Opinions? …Thoughts?