Every day is like walking on egg shells, and it's been very difficult to keep up with my writing. Motivation is very hard won right now, but I'm forcing myself to just do it. Just write. Not over think things and just write for the moment. Get the words on the page. For now, for me, it's enough. So for everyone else waiting on me, it's going to have to be enough for them, too.
Moving away from that topic... Earlier today, I saw one of the literary agents from The Knight Agency had posted on twitter about a letter than had gone out about them offering a self-publishing service. You can find the letter here. The authors pay for outside copy editing if they want it. The agent takes the standard 15% in fees for the services they provide, which includes uploading the book. This is an optional service available to their authors, not mandatory, and authors can still self-publish on their own if that's their choice.
I'm sure they have clients who will take advantage of the self-publishing service, and I would imagine for those that "need" this service because they aren't tech savvy, it could be the right thing for them to do. However, it makes me a little sad to see one more agency heading into publishing, whether it's optional for the client or not. For better or worse, I'm convinced there are going to be many more agencies out there that will be going down this path soon enough.