It occurs to me the main problem with getting published – the paid kind of published, mind you – lies in all of the work you have to do that’s not writing. Selling is what I’m talking about. I don’t like selling; I’m bad at it. I’d prefer to sit down and write whatever catches my fancy, then have people come knock at my door. No, wait, my house is a mess, so I don’t want them knocking on my door. Here’s what I want: for people to email me on a regular basis asking if I have any writing available for sale, anything at all.
“Yeah, I got some poems I could let you have for, say $50 each.” I’d reply. I’m not greedy, after all.
Then I would email them the poetry and they would drop money in my bank account. That way I could focus on the writing itself. And boy howdy, would it ever boost my productivity!