I haven’t told anyone what I’m up to now. Not even my partner yet. But I want to talk to you guys.
These past few months, I’ve been moving along to try to self-publish something to have something with my name on it that I can be proud of.
I was initially going to self-publish “Lunar Heart, Shadow Bound” as my debut. Some of you might be familiar with Pinti and the world of Elgana. But as I was editing, I realized I really needed to rethink, restructure, and rewrite the entire book. I already have a cover that I had made by a professional cover artist (Uwe Jarling, actually, who was my dream cover artist ), but the book is nowhere near ready.
But I thought, I don’t want to wait for Pinti’s story to be done to finally publish something. I also remembered a writer on IG saying, “What’s holding you back? Why wait to publish something if you can?”
And I thought, yeah, why not? I’ll self-publish “Between Roses” because it was the most done out of all the books I’ve written. So, I got betas and I’m also having a cover artist make a cool mixed media cover.
To be very honest, this is a really selfish move because I’m going to publish it because I want to Not really because anyone said they wanted to read it and I’m not caring about what the market is like right now. In terms of the plot, I’m pretty confident it’s not going to change, so after betas and a bit more self-editing, I’ll be sending it off for line editing.
But again, why wait and do nothing about publishing any else? So, I decided to practice formatting by myself at the same time as putting out a book of poetry. A thing that appears in my novels is at least one poem. Since I did start out as a poet, I always put poems in my stories. Call it a signature move, maybe?
It would make sense for me to have some poetry collections, right?
Idk if Between Roses or a book of poetry will win, but one of them will be self-published next year.