When I was a kid we played outside all the time it really was our only option, we didn’t have cell phones or the internet, hell we didn’t even have cable tv.
Our music came on vinyl disks called records, or on an eight track tape, if you were lucky enough to own one.
If we wanted to go see a movie we could not just order any movie we wanted, we had to beg mom and dad to go to the drive in and deal with hot summer nights, and the bugs that fly through it.
If we wanted or needed a book we would have to go to the library to get it, and for goodness sake, you had better not forget to tell mom or dad when it was due, because although fifteen cents wasn’t a big fine, being responsible for what you borrowed was.
The ice cream trucks that drove through the neighborhood required no more than twenty-five cents to get anything on the truck.
Ok I am not that old I am 43, even though I might sound like your great-grandfather so far,
“back in my time”
Times certainly have changed, and although I do miss some things from when I was younger, I am not complaining here.
I am a complete technology nerd, I love the internet and social media and everything else at the tips of my fingers.
However I am a writer, and times are changing in the publishing industry as we speak.
Sure if you want to become a traditionally published author, you will need to find a literary agent, because very few publishing companies will deal with an author directly.
These days you don’t need the publishing house behind you, you can self publish or indie publish or what ever the term is this week.
I am not saying it is as easy as uploading your work and thousands upon thousands of people will buy your book out of the gate.
It is like anything else, you will need to put a very extensive amount of hard work into it.
Times are changing and I am changing with them.
When my book is finished being illustrated, I will be self publishing it unless I get a book deal first, either way I am excited and look forward to what my future holds, or better put, what I will make my future hold.