so I've always wanted to go the more traditional route with publishing with an agent and all that jazz, but I haven't had a lot of luck with getting published that way. Frankly, it could just be because I'm kind of stupid when it comes to the publishing world. I have two finished manuscripts that are still unpublished and I'm considering self publishing one of them, but I still want to try and get an agent and everything. Would selfpublishing hurt my chances with an agent or would it improve them? Or would it not really make much of a difference?