It's really good stuff, Bobby. But welcome to the world of art. Nothing is ever quite good enough, and the more obscure a writer is, the more everything has to be PERFECT.
Thanks very much! And yeah I really can't blame them either. They've probably got a lot riding on these books and shouldn't settle for something they don't actually like. I wish them well in their pursuit of perfection w/ someone else!
Fucking hell that sounds head wrecking.
It is indeed! Neil Gaiman has a great bit about how it seemed like he got punished every time he did stuff just for the money. Not a bad lesson for me to learn maybe.
After the MSY/tales from Fat Ernie's, it took me three years to even THINK about trying another project that involved more than me.
I have the same problem with artists that Bobby has with writers.
Yeah it occurs to me that it might be ridiculous to still be dealing w/ publishers & middlemen in the current paradigm.
The pay is negligible anyway, I might as well put my time and energy back into making and distributing my own stuff.