Wednesday, January 9, 2013
My First Indie-Life Post
I always dreamed of writing and publishing. It was always so daunting when I thought about the time I would need to dedicate on top of my already chaotic life. I was onto something though, when I decided to get my masters degree in educational leadership, where I have been working for fifteen years. I spent every night writing anyway on top of three kids and all their "stuff".
And so the writing commenced after I finished the degree. I found that I really enjoyed it too, I wasn't forcing myself because a project or paper was due. I decided young adult was the way to go, one of the genres I enjoy the most. So the book was finished after about a year...now what? I decided half heartedly to try traditional publishing. I did send out some query letters...no bites. Then I found that many authors I read were self-publishing. I did a lot of research and took the dive. I am still learning so much about the whole process. Promoting a lot through any social media network I can. I have to say the most rewarding thing is actually seeing that your book is chosen and people are reading it. My words are being read by others. It's actually addicting... I am well into my second book already. I am tremendously grateful to other Indies for support and encouragement in this new adventure!