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I cannot believe that it's October already. This year has just flown by me.
The other day I posted about my decision to turn to self publishing. I was all set to start querying, but something didn't seem right. I had my query all polished up, both a one and a two page synopsis ready, and a list of agents to harass (not harass, you know what I mean), and I had every intention of going for it. But in the end I decided that the traditional route isn't for me.
The main deterrent: People who know me think that I'm a patient person, but I'm really not. I have no problem taking the time to do something myself, but waiting for someone to do their thing before I can get back on the road? No. There's also the creative control. I don't want to have anyone, but me having final say in what stays and what goes.
That's not to say I won't get editing help. I really need to have a good copy edit done on my manuscript before I can move any further. I doubt I'll be anywhere near ready until after the new year.
I don't expect to get rich doing this. Money was not a deciding factor in my decision. I wouldn't expect to get rich on the traditional front either. All I really want is to put my writing out there for the wider world, and if I make enough money to recoup my costs, I'd be a happy camper.
So that's it really. No real insecurities today. I'm sure I'll have plenty to talk about in the coming months as I stumble down this road.