As writers, we want to be published. More importantly, we want people to take a chance on our tome and actually buy it.
But here's the rub: how many new authors have you taken a chance on in the last few years? The website '101 reasons to stop writing' has as its number 1 reason, 'You Don't Buy Books'. Let's face it, if we as potential authors are not willing to take a chance on unknowns, why should we expect people to take a chance on us.
So here's a question for us all to consider. Can you list the new authors you've taken a chance on in the last few years? If you can name even one, pat yourself on the back.