Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Beginnings

Currently reading - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Sorry about yesterday's fluff post.  I had to line up a few proverbial ducks before I made my announcement.

I'm going to indie-publish.

Whew.  There.  I said it.  The world didn't explode.  A black hole didn't devour all life.  Hell didn't freeze over, though southeastern Texas will tonight.

A lot of thought went into this decision.  Trust me, it was definitely not made on a whim.  Soul-searching and numbers-crunching has occupied many hours over the last month.  I understand writing isn't just about art.  Fiction publishing is a branch of the entertainment business, with an emphasis on the business part.

What was the final turning point in my decision process?  I've got completed, heavily edited manuscripts and nothing to lose at this point.

So what's next?  Well, you'll find out as I go through the steps.  Hopefully, by documenting my process, I learn a thing or two, and you'll learn what not to do.

As the late, great Bette Davis said, "Fasten your seatbelts.  It's going to be a bumpy night."


  1. Can't wait to find out more...good luck!

  2. Congrats and good luck. :)


  3. Thanks, Savannah and Angie!

    The thing that surprises me most is how many NY-trad published friends are jumping on my bandwagon and offering support. And I don't mean just a token rah-rah, but names and contact info for freelance editors and cover artists. That kind of response shows how much the business is changing.