Being the second Wednesday of the month, I’m joining the Indelibles in talking about the Indie life. One thing is certain. Since I joined the Indie ranks, I’ve been much busier. If you’re on the road to Independence publishing, you’ll understand that along the joy of having total control of your work, there’s the everyday stuff that needs to be done. The usual writing, editing, plus the promo side which can take a HUGE chunk of time.
I’m always amazed by the blogging/writing community who make this a remarkable journey. With each book I’ve published since going solo, I’ve received more help. My latest effort is a YA novel I’ve been sitting on for eight years. I asked for help with making the kick-off something special and got resounding yeses from other YA writers. I also asked people to help with the announcement at the end of the month and they also said yes.
The support of others means much when you start getting panic attacks, thinking you’ll be floundering on your own in a sea of writers promoting their books.
Would I go back to a traditional publisher after having taken that route three times? The offer would have to be something really special since I’ve tasted the freedom that comes with being able to chart my own path and need I mention the monthly cheques with my name on them?
Would I encourage other writers to self-publish? Certainly, but after learning the craft of writing thoroughly and studying the ins and outs of what it takes to be self-published. Which road are you on?
Since I have you here, I’m obligated to tell you about my book and inveigle you to sign up on the Inlinkz list to help with the announcement, if you’re so inclined. Thanks for visiting! Check out the other writers in this hop here and see the Pick Your Pack Sampler for the launch here or just check out the post below.