The Written Word
This section is the real impetus
for developing this Web site. Anyone who has encountered
the "Catch 22" world of publishing knows how frustrating it can
be. That is, the publisher doesn't want to look at the
work of anyone that doesn't have an agent, and agents don't want
to consider representing anyone who is unpublished. After
about a dozen attempts over the years, I decided technology
would let me do it myself, simultaneously eliminating the
frustration of rejection and saving the time and expense of
submissions. The EPUB era has set me free.
I have never had any
delusions that I could be a living-income novel writer, although
I have spent my life churning out reams of technical writing. So getting something
published fills only three primary requirements: it serves as a
vehicle for burdening my family and friends, it provides a bit
of ego building by displaying my creative efforts, and it just
seems like the necessary finale to what is usually a big effort.
While I have accumulated the
necessary equipment during my professional work years to quite
adequately publish short stories and short essays, it is
insufficient to the task of publishing ink and paper novels in
any quantity, though I have published some that are very
professional in appearance.
Electronic publishing is cheap, lets me realize my basic
publishing goals, and doesn't rule out the serendipitous
discovery of an agent willing to spend his or her time trying to
find a traditional publisher for my work.
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