As the publishing world evolves on almost a daily basis, the writer — freelance, traditional, or any combination thereof — needs to try to keep up with what is going on.
The first thing you need to realize if you’re a newbie to this scene, is that you are walking around with a great big target plastered over your heart, just waiting for someone to scam you out of some bucks with an offer of a publishing deal or access to miraculous publishing methods.
Don’t feel bad about that. That’s just the way things are.
So, you need to arm yourself with knowledge.
The publishing world we are going into is exciting.
Prepare yourself to pursue the possibilities and avoid the pitfalls.