Beth Webb has a good bolg entry at The Guardian considering the pros and cons of publishing. She asks, “Why bother to go through all the heartache and hassle of fighting to get your precious memories or thoughts into mainstream publication? Your own PC, printer and digital camera are waiting to make someone’s day. If you really want to go big and produce a novel, there’s the internet or print on demand (no surplus stock there!).
“Getting published by a mainstream company is great, but in all honesty, how many of us can really afford to give up the day job, even when we’ve signed that contract? Such a long, heartbreaking haul for what? The joy of writing should be just that – the writing.”