Breaking News...Breaking News...Breaking News
Call the local networks! Call the national news! Get Oprah on the phone! Schedule my cry-fest with Barbara Walters! Cuz guess what? I'm publishing my own book!
Yep, you heard that right. After thinking looooooong and hard about it, I'm taking a HUGE leap. I'm going for it. I'm entering the indie publishing fray.
Almost as cool as the first man on the moon, right? Not for everyone? Ok, got it.
For some authors, this is an easy decision. Not so for me. I'm pretty much the slowest big-decision-maker EVER. Like, I wait, and wait, and wait. Why? I'm a big chicken. Totally.
Indie publishing has been at the back of my mind for quite some time now. But I kept making excuses as to why I shouldn't do it.
I don't know what I'm doing (Duh!)
It's a lot of work (Double duh!)
I could fail (Triple duh!)
Blah, blah, blah. On and on the battle raged within my brain. It's a tough crowd in there, I assure you.
Anyway, what made me change my mind? This post by Susan Kaye Quinn. I'm not even joking. Game changer.
I've already contacted my agent about this book, and she was so sweet and supportive. I'm connecting with professional editors and book cover designers. I took action before I could talk myself out of it. And now that I've told you? I can't back out now.
What's there to lose by indie publishing? Bookstore and library shelves.
What's there to gain by indie publishing? Control and forward movement.
I'm ok with that!
I'm nervous. I'm scared. But mostly, I'm excited. I'll shared the journey with you all as I fumble may way forward.
Have you considered publishing your own book? If you've already indie published, were you glad you made that decision? If you're traditionally published, have you been temped to cross over or become a hybrid writer? Do tell!