Once again, it's time for the Indie Life post. The focus of the group is to share thoughts and give encouragement to those who've decided to take the independent route to publishing. See the list of other participants here.
As at the end of March, I waded into the sea of independent publishing again. This time, with a novel—Christine’s Odyssey—that features a young protagonist. This book has passed through many readers, including judges in the premier local creative writing competition. As with every other book published, whether traditionally or as an independent writer, the doubts come calling.
Will people get the story? Will they think I’m out of my mind to think readers will enjoy what I’ve written? Ultimately though, it would have been out of the question for me not to follow the path I’ve taken to this point.
We spend hours, days, weeks, months and years labouring over our books, sometimes for little financial reward, but the writer inside pushes us onward, helping us to become better with each completed manuscript.
With each success, we grow and change, recognizing that we can’t be anybody but who we are, or do anything outside of what we’re meant to do.
Despite the hiccups, I decided a long time ago that I’d keep writing, and if it’s something that you love, so should you.
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