I’ve realized something. I have absolutely no chance at getting acknowledged as a writer. I mean, yes, of course I would have to actually finish a story first. Duh.
But the staggering amount of books being self published is almost ridiculous. When I was browsing the e-books on Amazon I saw the number of new releases was 71,000+ in the last 30 days alone. Over 200,000 in the last 90 days. It’s almost become a joke, like anyone with a computer who wants to make a couple bucks does it. Half the “books” aren’t even edited, it’s so frustrating.
With the amount of shoddy editing and fake reviews, people have become much less willing to take a chance on an unknown author. I know I have. Maybe I’m using it as an excuse, but it’s definitely another deterrent to add to my long line of reasons to give up.