For those of you who don't know, I've been working on my current novel for a year now, and it's reached close to 100k words. Currently, it's going through the editing stages (took 4 months if you were wondering), but it's pretty much done. All I can tell you is that it includes aliens and roses. Sounds interesting, right? For the longest time I thought it was considered paranormal romance, but I was wrong. It's actually a science fiction romance because of the alien part.
With this novel, I'm unsure of how I want to publish it. I really wanted an agent in the beginning, but I realized in the end that I'll have no say over my novel. That part bugged me. What's the fun of giving up all the rights of something you created? Besides, I've been pondering over the cover for a good while now, and I have the perfect idea ever. Plus, I'd make nothing if I sold it over to a publisher. It seems like everyone else in the industry gets paid EXCEPT for the author. Bummer, right? Now do you see where I'm coming from? I hated self-published books at first, I have to admit. Most of the self-published novels out there are pieces of crap and weren't worthy of getting traditionally published so the authors went for the alternative, self-publishing. So what do readers end up with? Crappily written, non-edited, poorly managed books. That, for one, is not my goal what-so-ever.
Anyways, I guess I should give you a summary of my novel. (Title will not be revealed until further notice.):
Sixteen-year-old Rusty never expected a boyfriend, not after the life as just one of the guys and especially a boyfriend from another world. Just when she's given up on her one true love, the new kid in the trailer court seems to take her seriously. After finding out he's an alien, she's forced to flee to his planet or die in the hands of the evil Princess.
Sounds interesting, right? Well, if you think so, post a comment, and maybe, just maybe, I'll eventually post the first chapter on here so you can see whether you'd like to read it or not. :)
And if I get enough comments on the first chapter, maybe just maybe, I'll eventually start making plans to self-publish it myself.