I am a writer. I write almost daily, not just when it is convenient, nor only when I feel like it. I have subject matter. I have a demographic of 41 million people in the USA alone. People express curiosity about my subject matter. My dilemma; do I seek representation or do I self-publish?
My goal is to be a writer independent of a day job. As long as I am working toward that goal, I don’t care if I get there by agent and publishing company or if I get there by self-publishing.
The problem is that I keep flip-flopping between using my writing time to seek an agent or editing my book. So far writing a proposal has served me well for creating a business plan in case I do not find an agent.
The more I study techniques to find an agent the more I feel shoved out as a person they do not want. Unless, I do more work to gain a following that actually enhances my ability to successfully self-publish.
My time has value. An agent’s time has value. A publicists time has value. A publishing company’s time has value. I’m sure if we all got together we’d work to produce something of value.
One day I will see how my success plays out. I find that interesting.