Ah, yes...you work hard, put up with rejection, and then someday...someday! You finally publish that book and...you have to handle your own book tour! Oy!
Writing just isn't cracked up to what it used to be:
It's a shame because, for all the hoopla surrounding the latest celebrity memoir, readers are rarely drawn to books by hype machines. We get turned on by trusted friends, by the local bookseller, by a reading, even by a newspaper review. "It was exciting to get a lot of different reviews in regional newspapers," Chaon says, "but it just doesn't happen that much anymore."
Oh well; back to the writing table...