Nearly every writer I know has been through a down cycle, dropped, let go, passed on to a different editor. And some of the ones who have been through three or four publishers, had a series or two dropped - why they are now on the NY Times bestseller list. So fortunes change.
And I still think it's damned hard to get your foot in the door.
What do you think? Is it harder to stay published than to stay published? Do you think there are a lot of teachers out there who are having trouble getting a contract? I don't teach very much because I simply don't have time. If I didn't have books under contract, I would have more time - which sets up kind of a tautology.
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