I can't imagine any writer bemoaning the fact of ebooks, self-publishing, KDP Select, editing services for hire, cover design services for hire, all the small publishers looking for good books to publish....*cough WiDo cough*
There used to be one or two very narrow roads to publication. Get an agent. Know someone in the business. Live in NYC and work for a publisher. Be a man. You thought it was bad ten years ago? Try being a woman writer in the fifties or sixties. Practically impossible to break into the market.
Now the path is wide and the roads are many that lead from word processor to publication. How can anyone who wants to write and publish their work not absolutely love the options out there now?
Today on G-day, I am grateful for the many options and opportunities available for today's writers of books.
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf