Well-meaning, but misguided, friends often question me when I admit I’d prefer the traditional publishing route over self-publishing.
Sure, both are fraught with decisions, fears, and worries, but in my heart, I want somebody standing beside me when I face them.
Somebody like an agent. Or an editor.
You see, few of us are so exacting that we don’t need another set of eyes on what we write.
To catch our misspellings, wonky sentences, even factual errors.
I learned that early in my newspaper career.