amarie, i was a sociology major
ha! it isn't much better than creative writing, i'm sure.
with a bachelors, it matters little unless you are
going into something specific like engineering
or computer science.
as it were, most have to go on to get
a higher degree anyway, depending on pursuits.
para and ink, i also think it has to do with
what kind of dreams you have.
i set my standards low to please myself.
i've already come to terms with the fact
that i'll never be big as far as being commercial
or selling many copies.
if i'm traditionally published again, i'd be ecstatic.
if not, i simply modify expectations and dreams.
i'm pretty stubborn, but i also like to be happy.
and you seriously have to roll with it in this business.
there will always be someone doing "better" than you.
comparing never never works or helps.
do what will make *you* happy in the
long run. if it means taking a break, or NOT
playing the publishing game and jumping all
its blasted hoops. it's your right as a writer!
and your right to sanity. ha