Having a book published is not how I envisioned it. By now I should be living in a penthouse drinking martinis -- shaken, not stired. Or having a beer with Stephen King or James Patterson talking about what our next project would be. Instead I'm standing on a street corner with a sign that says, WILL WRITE FOR MONEY.
Some would say that I should have went the traditional route and not self publishing, after all isn't that vanity press? Yes. The way I see it 99% of all publishing is vanity. Do you think Stephen King said I'm just going to sit down here and write, because it makes me feel good? I don't care if it's ever published. I doubt it. Does he enjoy writing? I'm sure he does, but that doesn't take away the vanity aspect.
I can't rightly judge my own work. I'll let someone else do that. But what I've found in the self publishing world is that you have a lot of bad work and some really good work, so you can't rightly judge a work by the publisher.
Besides trying to write a good book, my emphasis now is on getting reviews on my books already out there. I don't just ask for the good reviews, (although they do make me feel warm and fuzzy) I want to hear the bad ones as well so I know what to work on.
For me self publishing is a new frontier. I've had to learn a lot in the last few months. That's why this website looks rather plain. But I'm working on it. Six months ago about the only thing I could do on a computer is type up a manuscript.
I guess I've droned on long enough and said very little.
Till next time,
When I write a blog, I try to keep it relevant. Often it will be about writing and books. I also review books that I read.