Thursday, October 27, 2011
I've been keeping this pretty close to my chest, but I can now reveal that I have my first self-published book coming out within the next two weeks. I am so super excited!
My manuscript is all good to go and I've just been waiting on the cover. I got the first draft today and it looks awesome! There's just a little tweaking to do, then I can show you guys.
It is so surreal to work so hard for so long and then to finally have things fall into place. I'm totally euphoric today :)
I spent weeks trying to decide if I should take the self-publishing path. After much research, I decided that I'm going to take a leap of faith and put myself out there. It's scary. People might hate my stuff, but people might also love it. And that's why I write... to gift people that doorway out of reality for just a few hours. To me, there's nothing cooler than getting lost in a book, or a movie, and I want my stories to help people do that.
At the end of the day, I decided that it was better to have even just ten people read, and enjoy, my work than having it stuck on my hard drive doing nothing. My beta readers loved it, my close friends (who swore they were being honest) loved it. I feel like I've got something good here. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. HOPEFULLY I'll be selling a ton more than ten copies :)
Where are you up to in your writing journey?
Have any of you taken the self-publishing path? How have you found it?