Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The indie publishing option (IWSG)

I have always been one of those people with very high expectations for myself and when I decided that I wanted to be published, naturally my expectations were equally as high. For some strange reason I cannot fathom right now, I never even considered indie publishing. I think it had to do with the fact that I thought it would be too much work and that I couldn't manage it, but now I feel completely different.

I have always loved indie music and movies, so indie publishing should have been a natural choice. I had tried for years to be traditionally published and a week ago I realized that I didn't really want what traditional publishing had to offer. I would rather be an indie author. So, that will be my first choice from now on. I might not be ready to publish anything right now, but maybe next year I will be and that will be the career path I would want. My vision for my book doesn't conform to industry standards, but I still love it. It might be different, but it is still me. It might take me a long time to become an established author, but I will get there. At least I will have more control over the path my career goes and I can write the books I want and be proud of.

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