posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 12:11 AM
It is a great deal harder to get published than it used to be.
Back before the nineties, it was difficult to write a book. You needed a typewriter, a dictionary, a thesaurus and constant trips to your public
library for research. You probably hand wrote your drafts! Then you had to type them with minimal mistakes with as many carbon copies as you could
get away with. It was hard work!
Publishers could deal with the influx of manuscripts, it was manageable.
Now of course we have the computer age. Spell check, grammar check, on line information on any subject and it is easy as to continually edit and
track changes. Everybody is a critic and everybody thinks it is easy. Write a book, finish it in a couple of weeks and send it off!
Publishers cannot possibly keep up with the influx and the best stories, the future best sellers are buried in a sea of literacy garbage.
The Industry is changing but it has not yet met the new challenge. I am not sure it ever can. If you are on some of the writing forums you will
quickly get a handle on the problems.
It helps to either know someone or to get an introduction. The hardest part is to get someone to actually take the time to read your work.