It’s Thursday, it’s early and I’m still half asleep so I apologise in advance for any typos 😃
Due to a little ill health, nothing too serious, I’ve not done much at all this week. Add in a trip to the cinema last night then I’ve really had a slack week with writing. Although I haven’t been doing too much physical work I’ve been working through ideas for some of my various projects and also how I want to get my work out into the wide world.
Although I’m not published yet I do feel part of the indie community. I have a lot of good people around me that are self-published and are white happy with being an indie. I also know people who are traditionally published who also are very happy with how they are getting their work out into the readers hands.
The way I’m looking at the writing industry, and this is from the outside, is that it hasn’t settled into this day and age quite yet. I think it is slowly but it’s more the smaller publishers that are being open minded. No I’m not saying I could go out and get a book deal a piece of cake but I’ve got to admit I would quite like to get published by a publisher at some stage. I’ve not mentioned him for a while but a big idle of mine, both in what he rights and how he is getting his work out is Scott Sigler. Mr. Sigler has just signed his second book deal after having five books published, at least one of those got onto the New York Times best sellers list. But he also publishes a series of novels himself. He is a good example of a new generation of hybrid author that seem to be emerging now and that is what I’d quite like to try and do.
I’ve got a story that I want to start submitting to the magazines and see what traction I can get with it. The only thing holding me back with that is me, I just need to break that psychological barrier and send it out into the world and see if someone bites and says it’s what their looking for.
That’s kind of the strategy I’m going to working with, I just need to start getting more work finished and either self published or submitted.
This strategy does not include the collaborations I’m working on with Chrystalyn and Owen respectively. As those are collaborations it’s something that I and my partners will decide how to sell when the time comes.