Wednesday, September 5, 2018

On Publishing Paths #IWSG

The optional question for the month in the IWSG group is, What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why?

Traditional: This had been my big dream, to get an agent, land a publishing deal with one of the big houses, become a best seller. If wishes were bunnies... I did try this route for a while but I found the whole process painfully slow. So I turned my eye to short story writing. I found a bit of success there and the process was so much faster and far more fulfilling. But I still had novel-length stories in me.

So I went to Small Press. Still traditional. While not all small presses are equal, if you find the right one then they have the know-how, the editing, the cover artists and distribution. And they are so much faster getting a book out. It is a fulfilling experience. (I highly recommend Dancing Lemur Press)

Self-publishing: Now I'm toying with the idea of self-publishing. I haven't committed to it yet, but it seems like a good fit since I can do my own covers, I don't mind learning to format, or learning to do every other part that's required to make a success of it. It's a thousand times scarier though. But what's a little fear to push us?

What about you? What publishing path/s have you chosen?

This post was written for the IWSG. Every first Wednesday of the month the members of our group post on their blogs about their writing insecurities or offer some encouragement to others. If you are new to the IWSG, then please go HERE

Reminder:  The 2018 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest

Word count: 3500-6000

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Theme: Masquerade
A Masquerade can be a false show or pretense, someone pretending to be someone they aren't. It can be a ball, a fancy dress party, it can be a mask. Open to interpretation.

Submissions: September 5 - November 4, 2018

How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (Double spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to admin @ before the deadline passes. Please include your contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.