The Publishing Scene

So I’ve stepped away from writing as much as I used to in the last few years, and I think it’s because I’m tired of the whole scene–paying to submit, trying to be popular, trying to get published, writing what people want versus writing what I want, seeing people bash each other on social media, seeing people boast on social media, and so forth. It all gets a little tiresome. It got me thinking–maybe the pressure we writers put on ourselves is unnecessary and painful. Maybe it’s time to just enjoy life instead of participating in the writer’s rat race. I will still write and still finish my recent project, but this time I think I will do it for me–not for the praise of the internet and the ego-building.