After four years I finished my manuscript for my memoir. I buckled down and wrote a 30 page proposal and emailed it to the agent that my agent friend recommended to me. I sent it out on Saturday and got a response today. He read my proposal and said that memoirs are not big sellers and that he wouldn’t be able to find a publisher for it.
I know that my book is good. It is well-written and keeps your attention. What I want to know is, how much of the problem is that no one is going to want to work with a schizophrenic author? And there are other memoirs written by people with MI, SZ in particular, and these have done very well.
I don’t know…I could self publish or I can electronically publish like with Amazon. It’s disappointing . I worked hard on it and I know that it is worth pursuing…but I think if discrimination did play a role, then my chances are better at self publishing.
I find with each step of this book, I’ve had to shovel away mountains of lethargy. It takes all my being to talk myself into working on it for another minute…and to be knocked back to the starting point is more than discouraging. But it makes me sad to think that no one will read it. It’s a good book. I know I am a good writer…but is it really worth tackling all of my lard-butt demons that just don’t have energy to do ANYTHING…?