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05 February 2012 @ 10:17 am
I'm back.  
It seems as if I've been neglecting my livejoural. I've been busy with school lately, and I feel bad for neglecting all of you whom have read my posts. So to make it up to you, I'm going to start posting short stories every once in a while so you can have a look at my writing.

And with my novel. This is a big hectic mess. I'm sort of leaning towards self-publishing now because I've done the pros and cons, and overall, self-publishing seems like a much better choice. My reasons exactly? Well, I would get total control over my own novel, which is something I'd love to have. I would get to decide how the inside text and cover would look like. I may not get foreign editions, but I would be selling my own work.

But it's kind of a scary thought at the same time because I always wanted to get an agent and know whether my work was truly good enough. So I'm going to post short stories and see whether you guys think my writing is up to par and whether you would want to read a story written by me.

If I do go the self-publishing route, I won't be publishing it until the summer, and to me, it's not about the money, so I don't care if I only get a few fans. I just want fans, and I want control over how my book will look and when my other novels will be done too.
 
 
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kai_stclairekai_stclaire on February 8th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
I know! You must be super busy with your novel. Hope we both make it through it alive. lol
Robert Black: Story Timebbovenguy on February 6th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
The publishing world is in a big state of uncertainty these days, after the economic crisis and the eBook revolution hit at almost the same time. That means agents and publishers are playing it safe much of the time, sticking with authors they know instead of taking a risk on somebody new.

On the bright side, self-publishing is a more viable option now than it's ever been, especially with Amazon getting into the game. Promoting your book on your own is really hard, but not impossible.

The most important thing is just to keep writing. Whether you self-publish, publish with a small press or not even publish at all, if you keep writing, your skills will improve and you'll give yourselves more opportunities for a lucky break to come along. Persistence is what's most important.
kai_stclairekai_stclaire on February 8th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
I love having your insights on everything! You always have such great wisdom.

And I definitely agree, persistence is the key :)