This will not come as a surprise to most of you. For those of you who don’t know, I am currently working on my fourth novel. My third has been finished for way too long. I admit, though, I have not done much querying. My original plan was to query in January. Through a long, thought-out process (talking to 3 friends), I have come the elegant conclusion (I pretty much screamed like a little girl) that in May, I will be joining the ranks of all the amazing and talented Indie authors I have had the privilege to cross paths with and/or befriend.
It’s been such an amazing journey, buying my first Nook (now Kindle), experiencing indie books for the first time, and falling in love! Then this birthing into the social networking world. Truth is, I’m sure I could spend the next few years querying and querying and querying. Maybe I wouldn’t end up with a Kathryn Stockett (The Help) story, but I’m sure I could get published if I worked hard enough. I just don’t want to. I have no drive to spend years doing this when all these other beautiful people are having such great success and – Shocker – HAVING FUN!
Not that traditional publishing would not be fun. What it really comes down to is I feel like the Indie world is where I fit. I’m looking forward to a year of finding a decent-sized space to squeeze my giant writer butt into. And I must admit, the idea of being the cute little arm candy was not appealing. I want my own whip and my own fedora! WhooTsh!
I hope you all will welcome me and enjoy my stories when you get to read them.
*runs and hides*
Just kidding. That is all any writer ever really dreams of: people loving their stories and routing for their characters.
And I’M ECSTATIC to share them with you!
My first novel is BITTER ANGEL(Goodreads link). I don’t have an exact date set yet, but it will be out sometime in May. There’s no cover yet (winks AllieB), but there is a summary. Please check it out!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! It’s going to be a great one ;)