#AmWriting Woot!

So, my writer’s block is gone, and the plot is moving forward with The Dragon’s Call. I’m pretty excited- I’m between halfway and three-quarters of the way through and the end is in sight.

Which brings me to the next question: Do I look for an agent after going over the drafts? Or do I self-pub?

I don’t know.

I would luv, luv, LUV to be traditionally published- but I also love getting feedback from my readers. And that’s why I write- I write because I hope others will read my work. 

I’ve heard the horror stories- one author wasn’t traditionally published until she received 169 rejection letters.

That’s a whole lot of rejection.

So, I think I’m going to do this: Finish the book, get beta crits, redo the drafts, and while I’m doing that- I’ll start looking for agents.

Then, if nothing comes from that- I’ll self-pub.

If anyone else has some ideas- let me know :)

4 Responses to “#AmWriting Woot!”

  1. I've self pub'd. I'm not feeling being rejected even 10 times. I'll tell you the "self" marketing is the hard part!

  2. K.W. McCabe says:

    @Kenya I know exactly what you mean. I sent out queries and the rejection hits hard. But it did me some good- I learned that if you can't get them in 3000-5000 words- they'll toss you. Fast.

  3. I've self published novels and I agree it's difficult to "self market your work. I had recently discovered if you purchase your own ISBN's from Bowker, you can publish with Lightning Source and be placed in the Ingram catalog. In doing this the brick and mortar book stores would be more willing to place your novels on their shelves. Also, once you purchase your ISBN's you become your own publisher, you can market your novels the same as other publishing companies. What this will mean for you, you can call local book stores and request a signing of the author's behalf. Libraries will also be able to purchase your novels. the ISBN's you get from create a space is owned by them and libraries and book stores are reluctant to allow book signings or placing the novels on their shelves.

  4. K.W. McCabe says:

    @Valerie That's good advice. I'll have to look into Bowker- I've not heard of them before.

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