Have I sufficiently driven you crazy waiting to hear about my writing reveal? I know that it’s been a full week since I ‘cliffhanged’ you. Remember, my new mantra in regards to my writing is BE FEARLESS. So I will now reward you for your patience…
I have decided to self-publish my Mind Sweeper series. Wow, you might say. Does that mean I’m ready to load my books onto Amazon? Heck no! This is where real patience comes in. I have to learn how to self-publish first. Or let me correct my last statement.
I have to learn how to CORRECTLY self-publish first.
Is there more than one way, you might ask? (you have some good questions today, my followers). While every writer’s journey is different, so is every independent (indie) author’s journey as well. But there are some fundamental truths that should be learned before I simply slap up my manuscript on epub sites.
So step number one is research. Boring, I know, but necessary. Here’s the great thing-there is a plethora (cool word, right) of information available on-line and in self-pub guides to get you started. So for me, I am reading and searching for info that will help me plan my self-pub journey.
And since I like to keep my followers informed, I will bring you along for the ride. As a newbie, I can offer little practical self-publishing advice. Instead, what I will try to let you know as I figure out this great adventure is how it makes me FEEL.
So before I sign off from this week’s blog, I will let you know that I have been toying with self-publishing in the back of my head for months. When I finally made the serious decision to go for it, I felt like a kid right before the whistle sounds at an Easter egg hunt. I am staring over the park and I see hints of colored eggs peeking up through the grass. I hold tightly to the handle of my basket and wait in glorious anticipation for the sound that will send me running off for my treasures.
That’s where I will leave you this week, my followers – anticipating what is to come.