I have always shied away from self publishing, as I feared my writing may not be good enough, and I wouldn’t be taken seriously as a writer.
Now, after having eight books published by a Winter Goose Publishing, and meeting a successful hybrid author at a book event, I’ve decided to branch out and self published a women’s contemporary novel, ‘The Reason I Am’, in 2018. Talking about it here makes it feel very real.
I will still be with my publisher, and have the fifth DI Wednesday novel, ‘Step’, coming out in August 2018 – so yes, it’s going to be a busy and exciting year!
With self publishing, there’s so much to think about. I’m seeking out beta readers, I’ve acquired a wonderful PA, and I’ve been guided towards a cover designer. I feel as though I’m doing the doggy-paddle in the self-pub waters, and I hope it won’t be too long until I can tread water, then finally swim; if that’s possible.
But I’m jumping ahead of myself. For now, I must concentrate on editing the crime novel, and wait until the contemporary ms comes back from the second beta reader, to then edit that. I have no set publication date for the latter novel, so I can go at my own pace, although I do hope to publish it early 2018.
Fortunately, both books are different genres, so I can work on them both without the risk of muddling the characters or stories.
I have also taken back ‘The Divine Pumpkin’ from Winter Goose Publishing, with a view to rewriting it, and publishing it with a new cover. I love this story, but I feel my writing has matured since 2012, so I hope to improve it before launching it onto the world again.
May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope your festivities are fun, peaceful, and loving. Thank you all for visiting my blog – I appreciate each and every one of you.
Happy Word Flow One & All