For anyone who has ever written a book, and especially for those who dream of one day writing a book but so far have hit nothing but brick walls, I recommend you read Bookgasm’s hilarious article, “50 Reasons No One Wants to Publish Your First Book” by Allan Mott. It’s funny because it’s true.
I can say that while pitching a book to an editor a few months ago, I really was rebuffed with explanations #4, #5, and #50. I’ve often said that #35 is the root of my frustration with the publishing world, and I think that most of the idiots who ask me to read or cowrite their brilliant unpublished idea need to take #48 to heart.
Go. Read. Laugh.