Here We Are Now, Entertain Us
Friday again. For a lot of people this is the beginning of free time. Since I don't work Monday through Friday office hours my days all blur into one another. Even more so now that I don't have any kids attending school. Occasionally, I find myself blindsided that an entire week has passed. Even on the tough days I am glad I only have to answer to myself. I am really glad that I made the decision to write full time.
This week Nirvana's Nevermind became twenty years old. And R.E.M. broke up after thrity-one years. When my oldest was a wee thing we marked the music industry as Pre-Nirvana and Post-Nirvana. Mostly this had to do with the fact that my then spouse and I had both worked in the music industry. An industry that was changing quite a bit. It wasn't specifically a Nirvana thing-- it just became a sort of in-joke with our group of music industry folk.
Publishing is going through this change. It seems everyday there is something on the interwebs about the big six and e-publishing. The fight for authors and readers to get what they want will continue. Just as musicians moved to DIY-- so will authors. Music listeners knew where to go to get what they wanted-- readers will too. Word of mouth will go farther than any advertising budget.