I feel like I have so much spinning around in my head and I want to just write it down- not type, WRITE. I need to keep a small journal or notebook nearby at all times because when a thought or idea comes flying at me I am often unprepared and forget to jot it down. I have been thinking a lot lately about my book and how I want to just start working on it but apparently there’s a step before that that involves pitching your book idea to a publisher or something like that. Why would a publisher buy a book if it isn’t even written yet? Clearly, I don’t know a damn thing about publishing but perhaps I should figure it out if I ever want to see my writing on a shelf in a book store (or, more likely, on a Kindle or Nook).
These days, do you have to be a “big-name” blogger like Scary Mommy or Dooce? Do you need a popular column on a popular site? Do you need to be reality-show famous? If you’re just a little guy can you still get a book deal and get your words out there? Is self-publishing the only way to get a book out there if you don’t fall somewhere on the fame spectrum?
I guess I’ll figure it out but in the meantime I should probably just write.