There is no shame in being a #selfpublishing #writer, many great writers started that way.
The only trouble is you need money to set the process going, and money to promote your work.
After several years of trying to get sales for my #ebooks, they idea being that if they sold well I might do a print run. I decided to scrap the idea of going into print because there is no interest in my work.
The death of my award winner this week proves this to me beyond doubt. I tried several small magazines, and couldn't raise anything over than the stereotypical mass produced letter of rejection.
I didn't really expect more in a world that thrives on zombies, porn masquerading as erotica or cheap romances.
I tried to sell stories with character that I thought were interesting, but all the market wants is the mass produced pap of semi-naked figures on covers, and stories that are just a lot of sex.