Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I Wrote A Book



I wrote a book. Before you jump out of your chair with excitement, I did write  a book but it is not published. I wrote it a year to two years ago and never did anything with it. It was just sitting on my desk collecting dust until the other day at least.

When I first completed it I gave it to my mom, my hubby and a few friends to give me their thoughts. And I was delighted that they all seemed to love it. Hopefully, they weren't just blowing smoke up my arse. I knew I would be adding some detail and fleshing it out some more but I was really happy with the fact that the people who read it didn't think that it needed much more.

I tried to go back and edit but after spending months writing the first draft my head was on overload from this book. I was having writer's block and didn't know what to change. I knew I needed to step away for a good while to look at it with fresh eyes.

I never intended to step away from it for this long but after I took some time away I began to doubt the whole thing and thought it was silly to pursue publishing it. That was until I read some books that were on the New York Times Best Seller List that in my opinion were not written well, at all. I couldn't help but think my book is way better than that was. I spoke to one of my friends about this and she said she thought it was better than a lot of published books she read. That was it, I decided I needed to move forward with this venture.

I reread it the other night and after spending so much time away from it I thoroughly enjoyed it. So I am going back to edit it and I decided I am going to go on the path of self publishing. I did some research and besides the fact that it is near impossible for an unknown to get picked up by a publisher , if you are one of the lucky few enough to do so you basically have to still do all your own marketing and promotion. Basically, if I am going to do all the work I want to reap all the benefits. And I don't want to spend years getting rejecting for the one possible yes. I want to get this show on the road and do it now.

So stay tuned. In the upcoming months I hope to have my romantic thriller available for you all to read. xoxo

5 comments:

  1. That is so exciting! Cant wait to see what's next.

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  2. Soooo exciting!!! You mentioned it before and now you are really doing something with it. That's the first thing I plan to do once I finish editing is print out all 450 pages and give it to my mom to read. I'll figure out what's next after that.

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  3. How exciting! Wishing you all the best!

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  4. That is so awesome! I can't wait to hear more about it :D My fingers are crossed for you!

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  5. Self-publishing has definitely lost a lot of the stigma it used to have - plenty of writers are doing it now and seeing great success, so I say go for it!

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