Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Should Have Seen That Coming
Yep, should have seen that coming from a million miles away.
I also look at the choices I've made publishing-wise. First I sampled the self-publishing path, and now I'm with a traditional publisher. They are a smaller publisher, at the moment balancing between small and mid-sized. They aren't huge. They aren't Big Six. They fit me like a glove because, looking back on my life, I've never chosen the well-trodden paths. I'm always wandering off into the forest in search of something not necessarily grand, but special and unique to me. Grand...for me!
Sometimes I think we forget about where we're coming from, about what has made us who we are. Even back in my childhood, I obviously loved stories as stories instead of stories as genres. I never stuck in one vein, so it would seem crazy, so many years later, to go against something that has been inside me for so long.
Oh, and after that mermaid book I mentioned above, came a detective story about a cat. Maybe that's where I'll go next in my writing adventure. No, Scott, that wouldn't mean I'm copying you. *cough*
My point today is that sometimes we don't change. At all. As much as I try to fight parts of who I am, it's pretty pointless to even try. And why would I want to? It seems the older I get the more I learn to embrace different parts of myself - parts I used to be ashamed of for very silly reasons like outside pressures.
Is there anything you've been fighting about yourself writing-wise?
Posted by Michelle D. Argyle at 7:23 AM