"Realize that publishing isn’t art, it’s bart. That’s business and art. Being true to oneself also requires being true to what publishing requires today. A writer needs to realize he can’t just sit home and write. He must market, promote, blog, Twitter, travel, call, cajole, shake hands, interpretive dance, whatever it takes to build a platform. It lets you continue to do what you love: write."
–Wade Rouse, Writer’s Digest, September 2010
Are you tired of building a platform? I am. That’s why the very last sentence of the above quote is what I need to remind myself of every single day.
Addendum: And, hey, I’m on the CLN website with brief thoughts about what’s GOOD about the children’s publishing industry and what can make it even better!