So due to computer complications I’ve been gone for a while. I’m not back online entirely as of yet, but I’m close. For those of you that are still subscribed I thank you for your patience.
Thanks in part to my computer issues, my manuscript and querying process have also been put on hold. However, now that I have temporary access to a computer I’ve taken the liberty to check my MS. I’m happy to say I’m still satisfied with it. I’ve been working on it the past two weeks to format it, making it an easier read, and after being away from it for so long it’s been a bit easier for me to look at it objectively. This has been great for editing, although I don’t believe there is more work to do on the story itself, I have been able to “cut the fat” out of the book.
With the unexpected time off from working on my book I’ve recently found it a blessing in disguise. I’ve been doing research on e-publishing, and learning even more about the publishing industry while I’ve been away and I’ve come to a new conclusion. I’m going to e-publish my manuscript. I’m in the process of researching editors and I’ve already gotten someone to design the cover. This is a new page in my writing journey and I’m glad I can share it with you.
I know there are a lot of skeptics out there when it comes to self and e-publishing, but for me, I just believe this is the best way for me to move forward. I – like any writer – want to make a living off my writing. I want writing to be my full-time job. Whether I publish traditionally or electronically, there is no guarantee and the odds aren’t great either way. I still want to make a living writing, but more importantly, I want people (other than friends and family) to be able to read what I’ve written. There will be people who hate it, and – I hope – people who love it. If I can reach only a few people with my book, and they enjoy it, than I’m satisfied. If I can reach a lot of people who enjoy it, even better. Either way, I’m excited for new possibilities.
Things are going to change a bit around the blog. Instead of posting everyday, I’m going to post twice a week. Mondays and Fridays. There will be the odd post in between, but for now until I’m back full force, this is the best way to proceed.
So the new journey begins now as I finish the formatting of my book, and search for an editors. Things are about to get very exciting!