Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nothing To See Here Folks, Move Along

I either must have a really boring life or a really lousy imagination. I see blogs updated daily and admire those writers. I suppose I can toss up a few lines here and there if I were to do it on a daily basis, but I don't think that is me. I've been doing the same school/work cycle that has consumed me for the past few years...and I've been seriously considering writing a book. I've started doing research on how to get a book published, and so far I've discovered that it is nigh impossible, unless you self publish.
I don't want to self publish. That says to me anyone with a dollar and a manuscript can see their work in print. I want an editor to justify my writing. I want to be told that my ideas are worth getting out there. I want my talent to be confirmed.
Yeah, me and about a million other writers out there.
So this explains why there is nothing going on here. I keep thinking about writing instead of actually DOING it. Of course, anything I post online usually will not be used in a book, something to do with "first rights" and "second rights" or something like that. So, the things I'm actually thinking about writing about cannot be posted here.

Guess you will have to wait for the book.


nighthawk said...

I did not know that. So do they "own" my poetry on this blog? How do they even know who I or you are?

Magnolia said...

They may not "own" your poetry, but if it has been published (even electronic media), it may be harder to sell in print, since it's already theoretically been seen. And they may not know exactly who you are but I'm sure anyone with intent can find out, or if it would come out later on a book contract would be voided.