So, here I am, a new Indie publisher. I never even knew that there was such a thing as Indie publishing until about a mounth ago, and I found out about it because I checked out the blog of an author that I read: Amanda Hocking.
Reading about the experience she had inspired me immeasurably. I had been writing a book for the last ten years of my life- and I had never been certain when I would finish it. After reading her blog, I finished the manuscript within three weeks.
I might become as successful as she is- and I might not, but I will always be grateful for the inspiration I got from reading about her success. I realized, after reading her steps and advice on Indie publishing, that no matter what- even if I never sell one copy of any book I write- I NEED to write.
And I finally realized just the other day how very much I need to write when I discovered a folder full of poems I wrote as a teen/young adult. Looking at that folder showed me just how much writing is a part of me: it was filled with poetry. I always date my work- ever since I was a child I have done that- and these poems were written on nearly every day of the year.
And I know those weren’t the only ones. I have lost more of my written work than I can ever remember writing. There were poems in that folder that I couldn’t even remember having put to paper.
So- all of that to say this: whether I make millions on writing or not- it has always been, and most likely will always be a part of my life.
It is who I am.