Thursday, February 16, 2012

What do you Think?

Do people change after they get published?

This question has popped up in both my critique groups and it got me thinking. Do they?

I think published authors definitely have more demands in certain areas because they deadlines. Does that make them less likely to visit others blogs? More likely to change how they handle things?

I personally, have seen some of my friends change and others stay just as they were when I first met them. But it's an interesting topic of discussion.

So tell me, what do you think? What have you seen?


Dawn Ius said...

Oh wow - you hit on a sensitive topic for me, right now. I have a friend who was recently published and she has changed a lot. And not for the better. Although it is a small publisher, she appears to be snubbing those who are not published - including people who have helped her get to where she is.

That said, I have some wonderful published friends who have not changed one bit - except perhaps to become more busy. That kind of snubbing is easy to understand.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I have not seen it.
I think that most us writers have such fragile egos and confidence about our writing that it would be hard to get a big head about it. There's too much gratitude. :)

Christy Monson said...

I don't feel any different since I've been published. My self-confidence isn't any higher than it was before.

There's a lot more work to do the marketing and get another book ready to go--maybe your friends are just busy.

Ask them about a book signing. Sometimes you only sell one or two books in a whole signing. It isn't really an ego boost. You are truely NOT the star of the world.

Linda Garner said...

I know some wonderful published authors. They are extraordinarily kind and helpful. It's a wonderful community to belong to.

If being published makes someone snooty, they were probably snooty to begin with.

I hope you don't think I'm snooty. Love, LG