Hi, my name is Tamara, and I do NOT have an unbreakable spine. In fact, my spine is pretty weak, especially after getting rejections over and over. So I'm in need of a new one, preferably one that never breaks. Also a new heart would be nice, one that doesn't feel like a ball of lead after every writerly rejection.
I get that rejection is part of the process. I get that I need a tough backbone in order to survive in this industry. Most of the time I'm fine. But sometimes those darned rejections catch me unaware, and I crack.
At this point, I'm considering all my options for publication. After A to Z I've gained some new followers, and I know that most of you are writers, so I'll pose this question:
Self-pub, small press, or agent?
What's been your experience?
Have you had experience with any of the three methods listed above? If so, please dish, as I'm sorely confused.