Admit it, we all have those days where we pull out the box of tissues, pop in the saddest movie we have, and cry about how much we hate writing or how much we want to quit. Yep, I did that. I stuffed my face with some ice cream, pretended I never wanted to read another book or write another one, and told people I'd never make it.
I can honestly tell you that two months ago, I was ready to quit. I was tired of writing and trying to fit writing into my life when I was working over 60 hours a week between two jobs and barely making ends meet. I felt like I'd made no progress. I did get an offer for publication, but it wasn't the best situation for my book and I politely turned it down. But then... I heard nothing. Rejections, more rejections. I doubted giving up that offer, but I had to remind myself I want the best for my book.
But... I still wanted to quit.
After some encouragement from some amazing writing friends, I realized I didn't have to give up my dream of being published. With nothing against traditional publishing, I decided to self-publish my novella. It gives me a little more control about how the book is published and marketed. I've hired an editor, cover designer, and e-book format-er, so I can make it the best it can possibly be and look. I accidentally hit the "publish" button last week when I was getting everything ready and it went live for 3 hours. In three hours, I actually sold 2 copies by accident! So, I'm hoping things will go well when I actually publish the book.
I'm very excited about the whole adventure and I'm really glad I never gave up.
I love being a writer because there are many ways to publish a book, write a novel, and you can do all of it while not wearing pants! :) What are some of the reasons you like being a writer?
Also, there's still time to sign up for my "The Romantic Flop Blog Hop" on April 1st - 3rd to celebrate my book release! There's some amazing prizes and it's going to be lots of fun! It's a chance to share your awkward romantic moments. :)