Indie Publishing. It’s been a fast three-year, fun ride. I can’t wait to see what the next years bring to my own writing as well as other Indie Publishers.
My goal is to connect with readers in the stories I write, the characters that nag until I give them their reins. My hope is readers can bond with them as much as I did while writing them. There isn’t anything better than finding a memorable character within an exciting story.
As an Indie writer and publisher, those characters see the light of day when the time comes. When the character’s timing is right, when my timing is right.
Indie Publishing doesn’t come without hard work, nor keeping up with all the changes, from formatting to marketing.
Writers wear many hats and a medley of colors. I have a closet full of hats and wear one every day.
So, no. Becoming an Indie Publisher isn’t a decision I’ve regretted, and never will.
All I need now is a thirty-six hour day.
THEN, THERE WERE TIMES I’VE SAID NEVER AND REGRETTED MY DECISION.
Waiting on one of the “Big Publishers.” As many other writers, I’ve paid a bucket-load of dues writing synopses, learning what to do, as well as what not to do. Researching everything under the sun to prepare myself for publication, taught me patience and toughened my skin.
I learned not to get upset when someone doesn’t like my writing. It isn’t about you, it’s about the writing or story. Not everyone will love my stories or characters. That’s okay. Maybe one day a character will weave their way into that reader’s heart and they’ll find a little bit of themselves sewn in.
Yes. Years ago, I’d made the decision to never Indie Publish. Now, that’s a decision I’ve regretted. I wish my books had found their way into a reader’s hands, or a wireless reader much sooner. But, that’s water under the bridge or over the dam, whichever way you want to look at it.
To look back is fruitless. It’s time to look forward to writing, characters and stories to warm the heart.
Do you have any regrets regarding writing or publication?
A Smoky Mountain Wedding – Book Two, coming soon.
My books are available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Apple and Smashwords.
You can find links on my website, here. http://caroldevaney.weebly.com/my-books