So I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I decided to self-publish, but I really didn’t have a clue. Where does the time go? There is not enough time in the day to do everything I want to do. Editing, cover design, marketing, social networking, website design, sales….the list goes on and on.
Did you notice the one thing missing? WRITING! I haven’t had a chance to sit and write in ages. There’s a couple of stories brewing in my head – I don’t know which one will end up on paper next – but I barely have time to even think about writing, let alone sit down and do it. I don’t know how other writers manage. I am so glad that I already have Harry’s trilogy written because I would be feeling under the gun to get book two written otherwise. Thankfully, I just need to finish the editing and Tooth and Claw will be ready to go well in advance of its January 5th release date.
I’m also working on the final edits for Home Again, a contemporary ‘romantica’. Home Again was actually the first book I ever wrote but is just finally coming to print in February 2016. I love the story and I’m really looking forward to sharing it.
So, my advice to you if you are thinking of self-publishing? If you know there will be a second book to follow your first, especially if you’ve left a cliffhanger, do yourself (and your readers) a favour and get it written first before you start down the road to self publishing. You’ll be glad you did.