Here is a simple way to describe my writing world – before 2002 and after 2002. If you remember, that was roughly when the Net-bubble burst (for the first time) and the publishing industry changed rather drastically.
This Was My World Then
This Is My World Now
Understand this is a very simplified view. The black arrows represent my direct work. The red arrows represent relationships and their direction between the different markets and social media sites.
I could have added other things but for the most part they would simply have bogged down the concept I want to get across here. The writer’s life has changed.
Now, the question is whether it needs to change and how much we’re being influenced by what we “should” be doing. But that’s a subject for another day and one I’m thinking a great deal about for myself.