Thursday, September 24, 2009
It's coming! Can't you feel it deep down in your bones? I can. My book is being published! I'm super excited, and yet petrified at the same time. *sigh* What am I going to do with all of these conflicting emotions within me? Oh, I know! How 'bout I use all of these bottled up emotions and write a spectacular book! Sounds good to me.
So, here's what's happening: My dad and I are going to self-publish my novel, Cupidity. This should be interesting. But it's the plan we're going with unless something else happens to spring up in my path between now and then. For instance, I'm still waiting to hear back from a certain Cedar Fort who has had my book for nearly three months now without telling me Yea or Nay about it. If that's not nerve-wracking!
But, it's not like we can really move forward with our plans at the moment anyway because my book is currently being looked at by an editor. So, until she gives it back to me, I wait patiently, or rather as patiently as I can possibly manage. And if, in the meanwhile, I happen to get an acceptance letter from Cedar Fort, so be it. I would absolutely love for that to happen! But, like I said, I'm just playing the waiting game for now.
Here we go again!
Friday, September 4, 2009
So, we've all heard about self-publishing, right? That's when an author cannot get someone else to publish their work, so they take money from their pocket, give it to a printer, and then have them print the books so the author can sell the books themselves. Well, self-publishing was never, ever a route I wanted to take. I shuddered at the thought, and figured I would rather not have my book published at all than pay someone to do it for me. And yet ...
Well, long story short, my dad convinced me that it might not be such a terrible road to take. He wants to partner with me, meaning that he'll take over the business side of things and I'll just keep doing the writing. So basically he's my publisher and agent person, but the only downside is that it's a huge risk in that it costs A LOT and we'll have to sell a lot of books to break even, and there's isn't a lot of marketing done by the printer. Meaning that we have to sell tons of books by ourselves. Not that I'm complaining, I'm just apprehensive about my ability to, essentially, tell everyone how great I am and have them spend their money on my product. Oh, geeze. I was never born to be a saleswoman.
More on this at a later date...