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There comes a time in our writing journeys when we must ask this question: What do I want?
Do I want to become a bestseller?
Do I want awards?
Do I want a devoted fan base?
Do I simply want to be read?
Do I want to write in solitude and relinquish publishing?
Once we've answered the "What do I want?" question, we can then ask: How do I get there?
Do I go the traditional path?
Do I sign with an agent?
Do I sign with a small publisher?
Do I go indie?
Do I write, but keep the words to myself?
Sometimes knowing what you want, and knowing how to get there, are half the battle. I struggled with the What do I want? question for a long time before leaping into indie publishing.
Our paths are twisted, bumpy, and sometimes hazardous, but they're our own.
Do you know what you want? Have you decided how you'll get there? Please share!