Wednesday, February 20, 2013


   I am only half way done with my first draft of my novel.  It is about 200 pages long!  Even though I still have so much writing and then revising in my near future I am starting to look ahead to publishing options. 
    I am seriously considering self-publishing (Indie).  I have been attending an online conference called IndieReCon and it has answered so many of my questions about this publishing route.  Until recently I didn't even realize how many best selling books are indie.  I love how you are still completely in control of your own work and image.  One thing I'm not sure how to work around is the upfront cost that comes with hiring your own editor ect.
    For now I suppose I will just have to learn as much about both sides of publishing as I can.  If I can figure out how to swing it, I really want to give indie a try.  I told my husband and he informed me that he saw this coming.  I didn't.  I suppose I should have.  I have an independent streak that's a mile long.
   If anyone is interested in IndieReCon I would highly recommend checking it out!


  1. Hi Sarah. So happy you're getting on with your novel. It might be worth trying the traditional route first. I wish I had spent more time doing so, but I was such a slow learner when it came to pitches and synopsis, that it still probably would have taken me too long. I'm happy with the self-publishing route. There is just so much to learn.

    I'd be happy to help you along the way either way you go. I've made enough mistakes to pass on my experiences to help fewer people make the same ones.

    1. Thank you for the advice. I am beginning to think that writing the book is the easy part. My head is swimming with all the information I have been reading lately. Thank you so much for offering your help. I really appreciate it.

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