The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month and is run by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. This is a place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.
So, I published my first novella on April 1st and it was a blast! I love how the book turned out and I really appreciate everyone who helped me celebrate my release!
I'm kinda coming down off of the book release high and I'm looking at sales. Reviews have been wonderful and I love all of the little comments! One of my coworkers told me she read it, cried, and loved it. It really makes me feel good to hear those words of encouragement, especially from people I know! I love the review from strangers, but it's great to be reassured from friends and family. And now I'm kinda in a post book release slump.
I finished writing "Silent Beauty" - my retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a deaf girl and a geek. I'm super excited about it and I'm (for ONCE in my life) excited to edit it! Then I will have the decision to self-publish it or seek representation for it. I don't know.
I've decided, that's the great part about writing! We choose our own adventure. Sometimes we decide to take the left door instead of the right door and end up being eaten by a crocodile or getting stuck in a field of poppies that make us sleep. But the great adventure is the different places our writing can take us! Our writing journey's are all unique, like our books. I just have to decide which path I would like to take next.
What do you think of self-publishing and traditional publishing from the same author? What's your favorite part of your writing journey so far?