The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 September 2006

Quote of the week

Okiedoke's Mike Hermes, on the prospects for those of us who toil at the keyboard:

[P]eople like the idea of self-publishing, but it's a lot of work. Some people just get burned out real quick, thinking they're going to get famous or thinking they're going to make lots of money.

Let's see. I've been on this soapbox since the spring of '96.

  • Actual fame achieved: Zip
  • Actual money made: Somewhere in the minus triple digits

Your mileage, of course, may vary.

Incidentally, this is the last day to send your ballot for the 2006 Okie Blog Awards, which will be presented to a number of folks other than me on Saturday at the Round-up.

Posted at 6:31 PM to QOTW

Sorry. I tried to vote for you but they refused to believe that my Tennessee red-nekkidness was Okie based. They must be onto IP addresses or something...

Posted by: Winston at 7:57 PM on 20 September 2006

Which goes to show some people are inflammable.

Posted by: MikeH at 8:00 PM on 20 September 2006

I'm beginning to think that burnout actually enhances the quality of my material; contentment breeds smugness, or something.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:05 PM on 20 September 2006

MAN! I wished I'd seen this last night. :(

Posted by: Diane at 6:24 AM on 21 September 2006
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