I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. I've been thinking about what I want to do with my books. I do want to be published, but I haven't decided the details yet. I would love to find a book I wrote in a library and hold it my hands. But I also love e-books and I wouldn't mind if I was only published in e-book format. I love the idea of being traditionally published, being supported by an agent, or with a small publishing house. I love the idea of self-publishing; though it scares me a bit.
But to be honest, all of publishing scares me.
I would like to be there, and I see so many who are getting to that point. I'm happy for you. I truly am. And I want to join you and I want to be ready. Maybe I'm not ready yet, but I will hopefully get there. Someday.
Also, it is my choice. I've been considering things lately and I made a choice. The choice doesn't mean I'll be published next month or within the next six months. It's my book. It's my baby and I would like to find her a loving home and I'm still searching. And that's okay.
Publishing is changing. You can publish with a small publishing house, a traditionally large publishing house, or self-publish. You can mix and match. It's how you want your book to be in the world. What I'm saying is; you wrote the book and you have a say in how that book is put out into the world. Don't rush publishing. I've wanted to rush it for a long time, but I can't do it. I need to be patient and for now, I need to be content. I'm not perfect, but I'm working on being patient. :)
As a side note, be sure to check my blog next week while I celebrate "Tolkien Week" and a have a special giveaway in honor of my favorite author! :)