It’s not hard to take the fun out of anything these days. For me, they took the fun out of writing when you have to go through all of the politics. Find an agent, so that the agent can find the publisher and now, unless your book becomes the next major blockbuster you’re really just writing for the title.
I’m an author.
The best thing that could have happened was paving the way for independently published authors. That way, you’re in control of your success. How well your book does is solely dependent on you. It has it’s up and downs.
One of the downsides of that is that now, the market is crowded with books. Some great and others…well, lets just say it should have been left on the drawing board a little longer. Speaking as someone who has experienced both sides of the spectrum, I have to say that I actually enjoy the freedom that comes with being an independent author. I don’t feel like I have a boss. I’m not upset about not reaching any particular sales goals, and if someone out there pays to read anything I have to say, I really thank and appreciate them.
A Pretty Girl, Her Tragedy, and a Chance Meeting is just something that I wanted to write. I actually completed it in three consecutive days. I had it glanced over for editing and grammar and then I released it for the world to see.
There’s no magic to it. I’m not going to pretend to be something I’m not. But one thing I am is, very proud of my work. Everything that I have written. I earned my title of National Bestselling Author fair and square.
Of course, I like the ring to it but it doesn’t exactly cover ALL of my bills. Again, I’m very thankful for everything. The people who have been my biggest supporters and anyone who has ever left a review, either good or bad, have all made this worthwhile.
I think that being out from under my contract now has allowed me more time to rediscover why I started writing in the first place. It helps me escape from the world around me and breathe life into someone else. People that become a part of my readers lives whether they want to believe it or not.
So, in honor of getting back to basics, I want to give away some stuff.
And by stuff, I really mean books.
1 Paperback copy of Minutes 2 Madness
1 Paperback copy of Compulsive
3 Digital downloads of A Pretty Girl, Her Tragedy, and a Chance Meeting
No purchase necessary. Winners and prize chosen at random.