Over at the Toronto Star, a hopeful novelist gets in the way of a bucket of cold water.
"And what about the creators of the product on which the book industry is based – the writers? Ironically, if my experience is anything to go by, every second Canadian seems to be writing some kind of tome. There is little time to read, but certainly hours to kill spawning the Great Canadian whatever.
Again, however, the romance of writing, as with publishing and selling, is being challenged, possibly diminished, by the virtual. One non-fiction writer announced at a BookExpo workshop that she had managed to attract an American publisher. But she had been told in no uncertain terms that she would have a daunting variety of responsibilities unrelated to her muse."
Uh..yeah. And a second job, perhaps.
Posted by Dave