No, not another apocalyptic-dystopian-28-day-triffid-zombie book, but a description of my new status as a writer. So yes, my nice, but now sold, Independent Publisher and I have parted company and I am going to do it on my own.
Like any divorce, it leaves you feeling a little miserable and vulnerable, but then the second jack and coke kicks in and you begin, if you’re anything like me, to marshal the troops. My army will include:
1/ Beta reader–tick (someone who already likes my stuff)
2/ Editor — tick (someone to whom I sent my stuff and likes it)
3/ Own imprint — tick. (Got a logo from a logo company very cheap–email me and I will spill the beans.)
Couple of contenders in the big leagues. Spiffing Covers and Matador to name a couple, or you can do all those things individually. But I’m a little lazy like that. I’d rather be writing.
6 And another book. And another
For me, number 6 is what it’s all about. The 400Lb Gorilla keeps getting fans and nice reviews and that spurs me on. In fact it’s what floats my boat full stop. When it comes to writing, I genuinely think you have to do it because you love it. If your own story doesn’t make you laugh or cry, it isn’t going to make anyone else do those things, either. Same with music and art. Do it because you love it and if someone else does, fantastic.
Watch this space