How Books & Such And The Disney Imagineers Ruined My Cruise.

27 Mar

I am generally a pretty laid back kind of person but last week the opinions on the blog, Books & Such and the Disney Imagineers just about ruined my cruise on the new Disney Fantasy.

How did this happen? Consider these two paragraphs from the blog:

Building a significant literary career takes perseverance. Some agents and publishers view the self-pubbed author as one who lacks the patience to build slowly and strategically.

When you make a choice to go it alone, some professionals could see it as a maverick attitude. Does it denigrate what a whole team brings to the process?

The whole cruise I could not get these words out of my mind. Would this writer hold the same standard to an artist or musician? Should an artist never let the public see their work until an established gallery decided it was worthy of a show? What about Chris Daughtry, should he have never played in a band before he could be “discovered” on American Idol?  Self publication has brough to the writer the same opportunity to share their craft, artists and musicians have always enjoyed. With the availability of self publication it is ridiculous to expect writers to wait six months for one publishing house to make a decision before they can submit to another house. That is not patience, it is foolishness.

Since I didn’t want to allow one blog post to steal my chill, I headed for my favorite spot on a Disney ship, Quiet Cove.  On the Dream and Fantasy it is an adult only area with  plump chairs, cushy loungers ,a soaking pool, huge hot tub and servers who will bring  you a nice latte  or tea. This is where the Disney Imagineers ruined my cruise. Why would they jam an enormous jumbotron movie screen blasting NEMO! NEMO! next to a quiet area? THINK imagineers, THINK.

If you would like to read the whole blog from Books & Such, you can find it here:

3 Responses to “How Books & Such And The Disney Imagineers Ruined My Cruise.”

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  2. DiVoran March 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    I understand how and why that blog disturbed you into a rant. You said one of the most important things when you said is an author supposed to wait six months after they send something out and then have it come back again? That is lunacy, idiocy, dumb. My writing guru, says a lot of books have been picked up by publishing houses just because the author had the intestinal fortitude to self publish.

    Anyhow I really like what you had to say and I liked the thing about the Nemo screen too. If we want to rant about noise I sure have my contributions. Well done, friend.



    • oldthingsrnew March 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Thanks my friend, for the confirmation. There are so many great stories to be told. Finally they can be shared and at an affordable price. I love reading self published books. Sure there may be some errors but you find them in Legacy published books too.


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