It’s time for another Indie Life post, where writers on the indie road share thoughts and insights on their publication journey.See the list of Indie Lifers here.
As some of you know, I’ve been in slow-motion mode for a while. Life was busy with graduation and helping my son transition into a new school. Of course, that means less time for everything on the writing front.
However, some good has come of that. I’ve slowed down the feverish pace at which I usually move. I’m in the middle of editing a YA book for the kazillionth time and I’m enjoying that. Sure, I had anticipated the book being out by the end of July, but I don’t believe that’s going to happen.
But you know what? It’s okay if the book isn’t published by that time.
As an indie, there is always leeway to push things back. It also helps to know that the world isn’t going to end if I don’t make my deadline. I always made deadlines—sometimes by going without sleep—for my publishers, no matter what and at least twice, the books were not published until months later.
It’s kind of cool knowing that I have to stay within a certain time range, but that I don’t have to work myself to a frazzle to produce a book dead on time. I’m not going to make missing the goalpost a habit, but I also won’t risk my health to be dead on time.
That’s definitely one of the benefits of the indie life. What are you enjoying and taking advantage of on your journey?