Fade Out: Jamie Brazil?
Posted by Jamie Brazil
I’m not sure who the right person is to attribute this brilliant quote to, but I know I’ve loved it for a very long time. Like, for decades. It’s a quote I’ve repeated many times upon parting ways. The good news is I’m not going anywhere anytime soon and I’ll continue to post regularly right here on See Jane Publish.
The bad news, however, centers around publishing and blogging and author discoverability and all the things us Janes have collectively strived for over the past year. It’s brutal out there – and not just for authors, but for all creatives and the industries they fuel. Getting any audience to notice anything is TOUGH.
How bad have things gotten? My husband was reading an entertainment article to me recently that discussed how digital copyright violators in China are now backing off because, among many factors, (paraphrasing here) the value of intellectual property is tanking.
For myself, this has meant stepping away from the fray. No longer actively pursuing a traditional “career” in publishing, letting my Klout score freefall, and reclaiming the hours of my life once lost to the social media, I discovered something else: more time to write.
Time to write without worrying about who my audience will be, how to recoup the financial investment, or where to find reviewers.
It’s a massive shift. One I never would have suspected a year ago while I was busy building a platform. But have I left publishing? Basically, the answer is yes… just not forever. Because I will continue to stay right here and chronicle my journey as a writer… and my eventual return to creative commerce.