When I decided to self publish I was ready as an author, as a person. I was ready to move forward in my career. I’ve put in the years. I’ve put in the time, the workshops, the online classes. You name it.
But yet that isn’t always enough.
Am I the best writer I’ll ever be?
Can I still improve?
People say not to self publish your first manuscript. But I know many authors who snagged their agent and book deal with their first one. I know I know those are the exception. But I see it more often than you think. Only you can decide. But I can say I’m glad I didn’t publish my first novel.
As I move forward I’m going to be learning so much more. More about publishing, about marketing, about writing, about blogging. And yes I’ve learned how to make better chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake!
I’m going to learn more by actually writing the sequel. Woo hoo! I’m going to learn by writing short stories and novellas – and publishing them.
At this point, the world is my footstool.
I’ll have my highs. I’ll have my lows. I’ll celebrate the successes and watch my favorite spy/heist movies during the bad times. I’ll fail. I’ll succeed. I’ll make mistakes. I’ll do things right.
Each day I’ll forge ahead and do the best I can. That’s all I can do.
How about you? What conclusions have you come to at whatever stage of the publishing journey you’re at?
And finally! We’ve been waiting for over a month. In His Eyes anthology went free on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Links on the sidebar! Yay!