So, I am very much considering becoming a published author.
The thing is that I plan on going with trad-pub because I don’t have it in me to do self-publishing. That screams too high maintenance for me to do and financially, I can’t even make it possible in the way I want to.
So, traditional publishing is more my speed even though the waiting period does freak me out, but waiting is another process of writing, regardless of my terrible impatience.
My story idea doesn’t seem like something traditional publishers would lean towards. It feels like my story is more geared towards indie/self-publishing for how out there it is.
Like this is the gist of what my novel is about:
a princess gets into an accident that nearly claims her life, but during that time she is saved by an outside force that enters her body. That outside force happens to be a divine ancestor of hers who barely escaped from a terrible holy war and entered her descendant’s body to heal yet ended up saving her life. As the princess gets older, she develops mysterious powers which awakens the force within her. Eventually, she faces her ancestor who tells her that she will be targeted and not only that, she is selected to become the next Nirvana. This places the princess in a position where she is targeted and her lifespan is what grant the universe balance and the ability to thrive.
The problem is that this idea is too out there and trad-publishers might not lean towards that. Maybe I am second guessing myself and worrying over nothing. I just want to know if anybody would give this story idea a chance if they caught it in a bookstore.
I am still figuring so much of this idea out. So, things will be a smidge different and hopefully work better for me.
I understand I am worrying about this too early in the game when I am only on chapter 2, but I need a goal and I reason to keep pushing and to keep going even when all else fails.
I need serious motivation for myself and to know if this story does matter in the end. I mean it does, but I need to know just how much of it is that important.
What are your thoughts on this?
What books are you looking for these day in bookstores, libraries, online, and etc?
What genres do you lean towards?
How would you make my story idea make sense and really pop in your own way?
Thoughts and feelings?