Hi Miss Snark,
You’ve often said on your blog that good writing trumps everything else. Come on!!! You don’t really believe that, do you? If Britney Spears were to write a novel, no matter how crappy, wouldn’t you have multiple orgasms at the prospect of representing it? If the book sucked, couldn’t a publisher hire a talented snarkling to revise it?
Switching to a serious mode, does having a national platform trump good writing for some books?
Neither Britney Spears nor her minions are reading this blog so what works for her is not good advice for you.
Nor is Donald Trump reading this.
This audience is normal everyday people (well, excluding those Bunion girls, and those shady killer babes, the odd agent and publishing professional, Bill E. Goat and assorted principessi, ...well, ok, you get the idea) .
"Good writing trumps everything" means if you're getting form rejection letters its not cause you sent it in the wrong font.