25.6.13

"When is Your Book Going to be Published?"



I get that above question a lot. Ever since inkpop and my harpercollins review. That was almost three years ago. Crazy to think, three years ago, I was hovering in the 40s, struggling to get my book higher. I remember going on vacation for a week and having to tell all my friends "take care of my baby while I'm gone!" because I knew whatever damage happened while I was gone was going to hard to undo. 

Three years.

That's after I kept my writing private for two and a half. I still remember the day I came across inkpop, but that's another story. In August.....no, September, it'll have been six years since I started my book. Six wonderful, frustrating and agonizing years.

But you can only retell the story so many different ways before you either hit gold or hit the wall.

And I think this time I've hit gold. 

A few friends have read the just finished (but still needs MAJOR editing) draft, and the response has been wonderful - giving me hope.

The plan has always been to eventually finish it, query, snatch an agent, land a book deal and become a best selling author. Those were the rules of the game, that's how they've pretty much always been.

Then last week, I saw the plan change in a instant. Well, okay, maybe it didn't change in an instant, but I saw the change in an instant. In fact, I feel like this has been a long time coming. 

I decided to hell with the rules. I want to make my own rules. 

Which is why I'm going to self-publish. 

But.... There is a catch. Because of my financial situation (thanks college!), I'll only be publishing it as an ebook, at least for the moment. I know The Assassin will be on kindle and nook, that's a given. iBooks is to be determined. There's a lot of research that goes into it. I know those are the three major ebook platforms, but if there are others, please, by all means, let me know! 

As far as when it'll be available, I don't know. Probably some time next year, maybe May? That's a total shot in the dark, it's got a lot to go through before it's ready for the world to see, but I'm excited. 

So, now, this is where I need y'all. Self-publishing is scary and exciting, but I can't do it on my own. Publicity is hard, I worked publicity in the publishing industry - I know. Any love you wanna give me, I will love you forever! 

But, to everyone who has followed me and supported me throughout the years - thank you times a gazillion, and I hope you'll stick around just a little bit longer! 

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Luck! I hope self-publishing goes well. Also please consider Kobo as a site to publish too, I usually buy my books there and unfortunately there are still quite some books that aren't available on Kobo.

Also self publishing author Susan kaye Quinn has written a lot about writing and self publishing http://www.susankayequinn.com/p/for-writers.html maybe it can be of help. She is an awesome author.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the resource! And I'll be sure to check Kobo out. Like I said, a lot of it depends on the financial requirements of the provider.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you!!! This is big big news!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I'm so excited! Maybe a year from now we'll be emailing about reading my book! :P

Anonymous said...

Check out indierecon.org they have tons of self pub tips. Can't wait to have your book on my kindle! Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Keep updating us on your journey! I want to self publish someday too, although I'm not as close as you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear that! Yes, I love my mystery books!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read it! and will totally talk about you all the time. duh. :)

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