Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's YOUR choice

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. :)

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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! :)

4 comments:

  1. I've heard tale of patience.

    Good thing publishing has a lot of options to choose from. To evaluate them all should prevent me from rushing.

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  2. I think it's good that you're considering all your options. Before I started blogging I didn't know much about self-publishing or small publishing houses; it's interesting and encouraging to know that there are more options for writers.

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  3. Tolkein week? Awesome!

    A part of my day job is employment counselor. And one of the things I tell my clients, and I've come to believe myself, is a cliche that goes something like: you are interviewing the employer as they are interviewing you. Meaning, just because you applied and went through the interview doesn't mean the terms of employment are to your benefit.

    I think of the publishing world much the same. You can query agents and small print publishers; but an author always needs to keep in mind what their vision for their "baby" is and find an appropriate publishing home. Everything isn't about the big bucks. Sometimes, its about people who believe in you, and your project/product.

    Writing is as much a business as any other. So I can see where patience in waiting for just the right situation can be both frustrating and rewarding. When the time is right Krista, you'll know exactly what to do. Or at least have the courage to take the risk. At least you're researching all your options and keeping informed of changes in the market. Only you know what is best for your writing.

    Have a good weekend.

    .......dhole

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  4. Having patience is one of the toughest parts of writing. Authoring books is definitely a marathon, not a sprint. Great post.

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