Hey all! Wow. I can’t believe it’s the last IWSG post for the year. It really flew by. For those of you new to the bloggosphere, the IWSG is a bloghop where a few hundred writers come together and air out our insecurities. Then, we encourage each other as well. It’s pretty awesome, cause heck, it feels good to know you’re not the only one. We get together on the first Monday of every month, although January’s post will only be on the 8th. If you want to sign up, go here.
So… I wish I could say that I’m insecurity free this month, but alas, no.
There’s a very good reason behind this, but I’m not sure what’s public and what isn’t yet, so I’m just going to say this:
I’ve been pushed into a situation where I’ve had to balance my artistic integrity with my business sense. I’ve been approached by another publishing house for the War of Six Crowns.
The terms are the same, as is the size, but the publishing house focuses more on marketing to YA readers, which means that me signing over makes a lot of business sense.
I really really like working with my editor. And I think she was the one person who saw the story’s potential when no one else wanted to. So in my mind, the better thing for the story is to stay with the person who I know gets it.
Yeah… so I’m kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place, but I have made a decision. Sort of. But I’ll do a follow up post in a few days once everything has been cleared up and the dust has settled.
It’s just a bit of a mess in my head at the moment. In fact, now is when I wish I had an agent to hold my hand. These are big girl decisions and really, I just want to stick my head in the sand. Because every time I think in one way or the other, I keep wondering whether I’m making the right choice.
Anyone else have to pick between your art and the business of selling it? How did you choose?