Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Face the Music... erm... Publishing Gods
Welcome to Insecure Writer's Group, which happens the first Wednesday of every month! And I haven't been here since July, since in August I was on a plane, so I opted out (not able to visit, best to not post, I figured).
As for my post this month...
I am in the process of changing gears. I've just had a year of VERY hard work where I self-published an episode (about a hundred pages) of a long story each month (Twelve in all, finally DONE). It was a scramble to keep up, a constant state of production and promotion (probably not as much promotion as I needed to do, but hey), but you know what it was NOT? Querying. Submitting. Throwing myself at the mercy of publishing professionals. No query letter production, no new instructions to read with a fine-toothed comb, no synopses... NO REJECTION LETTERS.
Still, I have come to believe that self-publishing is a lot more work than traditional (at least done right) and while I have a day job, I just don't have the time to attend to every detail. Besides that, most of my genres sell well traditionally, so I think it's a better match for me at this point in my career. I will do another serial eventually, but I will do it differently, so not for a couple years. Instead, for now, I am going to focus on my second 'nearly cozy' series and my YA series—get them completely ready and try my best to sell. (anyone interested in details of the specific stories I have almost ready can read Monday's post—the next one down in line).
So it is time for all those naked exercises that will toughen my skin while I polish... it will hurt for a while, but it must be done.