I’m Going to Be Published…Self, That Is
My last post talked about the difficulty with determining what is good writing, especially when it comes to my own. Well, I had a bit of an epiphany.
I’d been going through a novel I wrote a couple of years ago, the one that got me my agent. And you know what I discovered?
This book is pretty darn good.
Although we had some close calls, my agent, truly wonderful as she is, wasn’t able to sell it. There are a number of reasons. The market for dystopian novels was starting to wane, for one. Another is probably just dumb luck. And finally, it could have been because my writing isn’t up to snuff.
I’m through doubting myself, though. Damn it, this book is good enough for publication.
Yes. I’m going to publish it myself.
I’ve discussed the decision with my agent, and although she’s reluctant to give it up, just in case a publisher might have wanted to buy it down the road, she gave me her blessing.
I know the odds. The market for self-published books is super crowded. It’s nearly impossible to break out. But I’m going to give it my best try.
Being a designer as well as a writer, I have been formatting the book and creating the cover. Look for The Only Boy coming soon.
Tell me in the comment section: do you think I made the right decision?