I read another article today. This one asked if this was the best or worst time to be a writer. The article suggests it’s a good time for the computer savvy writers but a bad time for less technically skilled writers. I personally believe it’s a good time for anyone that really wants to be published. Today if you really want to be an author you can be. You don’t have to be rejected over and over because someone doesn’t feel that they can make a return on their investment. You can turn all the energy you’ve would have used to convince an agent or publisher to accept you, to convincing readers to purchase your work. I personally find it liberating that I can put out a work exactly how I want it and have someone sample or purchase it. It feels wonderful knowing for start to finish that I produced a story someone wanted to read.