Sunday, April 14, 2013

. . . I've Been Thinking . . .

. . . of self publishing my next project (Snow Roses).

I haven't decided for sure yet but the prospect of tackling everything myself is exhilerating (and absolutely petrifying).

I'm only three chapters into the first draft at the moment so there is plenty of time for me to decide but I'm leaning heavily towards the idea. I'm just not sure I want a bunch of editers fingering my book, telling me what to tweak to make it more mainstream. And I'm tired of worrying about what might or might not impress or offend agents. I just want to write stories.

Of course, going through all the leg work of editing, re-editing, re-re-editing, copy-editing, re-re-re-copyediting, formating, re-formating, and *shudder* marketing on my own won't leave me time to "just" write but, even if it turns out to be one big disaster at least it will be my disaster. At least I would be active instead of sitting around waiting and hoping like a princess trapped in tower.


Maybe. But I'm leaning heavily towards yes.


  1. Just write. Plenty of time to figure out what comes next during the clean up phase. For now, planning the publishing is putting the cart before the horse a little bit.
    I've been having bad experiences with self published books lately. It takes a lot for me to not finish a book, even more for me to return it. Not saying indie-books are all bad, but some authors rust too quickly into publication when they should be fine tuning their product.

  2. Hi Taryn. Just came by to get to know your blog. I´m one of your online classmates, and a writer too, but I only write in portuguese (for now). Looking forward to read your new book. Nice to "meet" you and your blog :)

  3. Hello Ana, very pleased to meet you.

  4. I'm sure you read Lexi Revellian's blog; she shows what you can do with self-publishing if you put your mind to it.

    Before I even think about that I need to actually write something!