Time for another round of the IWSG, created by the wonderful and amazing Captain Ninja, Alex Cavanaugh! Make sure you check out some of the great posts by other members of the INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP by clicking on the link.
And so I wrote a book. Around 70,000 words and yet the story could go on. I decided to write an epic tale, a series of books that would tell my story. I am not sure that I made the right decision. My question is how do I know when to stop? Do I write a really big book, or do I write several smaller ones. Another question I have is, what do I do now? Should I go traditional and seek a publisher or should I go Indie and publish myself? I have a social networking platform, family and friends but I know that it takes a lot more than that to make a book sell. I never started this book with high hopes of making a lot of money. I just had a story to tell so I told it.
These were questions that I asked myself a few months ago and now my book Secrets of the Ash Tree is finished. I published it myself, and hired a company to do the basics because I did not want to wait. Looking for agents and publishers is something that I believe can be done later; after all, I still own the rights to my book. I had a friend do the cover for me, my son is doing the book video and I plan on doing a full scale launching of my book in October. I ask myself now, how do I launch a self-published book that is written in English in a country that does not, in general, read English books? Ok, my book is relevant to the culture of this country, Norse gods and fairytales are popular now, but my target audience? I really am skeptical as to how I will find them. Who really wants to read something other than a comic book version of Norse mythology? I would, but would anymone else want to?
Enjoy the rest of your week and come back on Friday to say hello to Minnie...She still could use some help with her story.