It's Friday and I got nothing for a post and I have deadlines at the office (because yesterday was a national holiday for us Yankees and I wasn't exactly diligent on Wednesday either, truth to tell) so I'm very busy. But! But, I say, but! On Michelle's personal blog, she talks about how she originally had a mental image of the writing life and the publishing world that were, let's just say, a bit on the fantasy side. Though it was a pretty fantastic fantasy.
Anyway, today I'd like to hear your answers to this question:
What's the most surprising thing you've discovered about being a writer or about the publishing industry?
I'll start: The most surprising thing I've learned about publishing is how little money there is in it for writers. I thought that you wrote a good book, a publisher paid you enough for it to live on for a couple of years while you wrote your next book, and that was the way the rest of your life went. Hah. Also, things in the publishing business move Very Slowly.