This is my first post for the Merry-Go-Round blog tour. I’m quite excited about being part of this process. This month the discussion is on the state of Publishing. Since I’m a new writer, only a year since I started, I wasn’t sure where to begin. As a matter of fact, I’ve been pondering what to write about, given my lack of experience.
I have published a book, The Bad Seed, available on Amazon.com. I used CreateSpace to publish it and Amazon.com is selling it. This is an independent or indie self publishing path. I haven’t had many sales yet but I’m not exactly a big name either.
All I do know is that it’s confusing. The whole process is intimidating, at least to me, especially the traditional publishing route. However, I’ve promised myself that I’m going to give it a shot come the New Year. I’m trying to get a backlog of stories done so that at least once per month I can submit a story somewhere. I even bought the 2012 Writer’s Market, Deluxe Edition book to help me figure out where to send my stories.
So, the state of publishing? Confusing, but I’m going to give it a try anyway. If you’re new to writing, all I can say is don’t be afraid. Send one of your stories out there and keep doing it until you succeed in getting published.