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Wednesday, September 5, 2018


It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time for another posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the above link and sign up. Visit as many blogs as you can today and leave a comment to encouragement someone else.

The co-hosts for the September 5 posting of the IWSG are Toi Thomas, T. Powell Coltrin, M.J. Fifield, and Tara Tyler!

SEPTEMBER 5th QUESTION: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why?

My first experience with publishing was through a publishing house, but around 2011 when self-publishing was not as big as it is today, I decided to self-publish a collection of short stories. Since then, I've also published the three books that reverted to me from my publishers. I've also been in several anthologies with other writers.

Most have been good experiences and I've taken on new challenges which have taught me so much over the years.

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12 comments:

  1. I have an idea for the anthology contest, I just have to get motivated to write it!

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  2. The anthology... Yeah. I think it's a good idea, but then I think, "When will I find two minutes to pen my thoughts?" So it probably won't happen, but not for lack of desire.

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  3. I never did try those publishing houses. They always seemed too expensive for what the writer got. But now, in my rearview mirror, I think they're a great option for some people.

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  4. Whatever way it takes to get, that's the way writers should go.

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  5. And now you are a writing machine! You've found your place and hit your stride.

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  6. It got you a good start on building a platform.

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  7. The authors who got in to self-publishing around 2010-2012 really did it at the perfect moment. Now, it's so much harder to get noticed as a self-publisher.

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  8. That's great that you started self-publishing early on. Like Chrys said, it was probably one of the best times to do that.

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  9. It's always good to learn new things!

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  10. So far I've only published short stories in e-zines and anthologies. But I'm contemplating self publishing my novels. I'm still debating.

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  11. Happy Be-lated IWSG Day!
    Thanks for sharing your publishing path. I think it's cool that writers now have the option to pursue both trad and self-publishing.

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