We all know what "they" say about hindsight. And as I go through life I regularly find it to be both true and very annoying. Earlier I wrote this post about the pros and cons of self-publishing. Today I read a post from a literary agent about the fate of self-published books.
Granted, I am not trying to get my previous book published via mainstream channels. I have moved on. I'm writing a new book on an entirely different topic. So my situation is not quite like the one described.
Still, I feel like I have a Scarlett Letter on my writing career now. Assumptions will be made about my work simply on the basis that I have self-published. Founded or not. And THAT is really annoying! It's hard enough to get your work noticed.
One thing I do not believe in, however, is regret. You can drive yourself crazy thinking about all the things you wish you had or hadn't done. It's a waste of time and energy. Life is now, not yesterday. Therefore, I will keep moving forward. After all, I have only been rejected twice so far. I have a long way to go...