It’s Saturday and the kids are on the mend. I’m feeling good, could also be the huge sugar rush from eating a bunch of chocolate chips cookies I baked awhile ago… Editing is going well for To Love A Stranger. Should have it completed by the end of this upcoming week, barring no illnesses. Hmm.
And so I’ve been mentioning these changes. Well, I’m ready to spill. Nothing too drastic. Worth The Price will be my first venture into the world of self-publishing and the first of three books taking place in the fictional town of Hart’s Fall, Montana. Each will feature a different hero and heroine.
I’m not completely finishing with working with a publisher, as I still have the sequel to Riding The Storm to be completed and submitted to Evernight Publishing for approval. However, many factors went into my decision to venture on my own, so to speak. I mentioned once that I have so many stories going on inside my head. I need to get them out without worrying if they will be accepted by a publisher and see the light of day, or an e-reader. I need to set my own schedule for publication based on how busy things get with being a mom. I believe this will be mutually beneficial to me and those of you who like my books.
Since I plan on putting out stories with a longer word count, I can get started on editing and publishing them, hopefully within the same time frame as I needed for my novellas since I will be setting the publication date. Now, because I’m self publishing, doesn’t mean I doing it solo. I have a wonderful, truly amazing friend and fellow romance author who is helping to guide me. Julia Rachel Barrett, you are too good to be true! (But she is folks). Not only that, I have an extremely talented and insightful editor who’s not afraid to dig deep into my writing. My books will continue to have professional standards, including cover art.
As soon as I get that I will post it. Blurb and excerpt will come later, as this book is still a work in progress until publication. I can’t give an exact date yet, but I’m aiming for sometime in August or the latest in September. Basically, not until I believe it’s in tip top shape 🙂
10 thoughts on “Delilah’s changes”
I think it’s great that you are going into self pub. I hope that your indy books won’t have that delay that I have found with works released through Amazon. Some of my favorite authors have published through them and then it takes a couple pf months to get to ARE. I don’t have a kindle, I love and treasure my Sony. So, I either have to download Amazon books to my phone or read them strictly on my laptop. Anywho..just food for thought coming from one of your fans.
Hi Cleo. Thank you for the input. I believe those authors are taking advantage of a special program by Amazon and are not allowed to upload to any other site for a while. I’m still undecided about this. I never really considered that it inconvenienced many readers. Thanks for letting me know, giving me a different perspective.
I’m glad that you are taking a leap and forging your own path. I think you will do very well in the self published industry. It takes a lot of courage to forge your own way and it’s good that you have found professional people to help you on that path. I wish you the best of luck! 🙂
I hope so too, Alyssandra. I just want to write and enjoy doing so without feeling like I have to rush. Thanks and you know I wish you the best also. Let’s keep in touch!
Congrats on getting into the self pub world…Welcome…I love it….It is a lot of work but so well worth it..
So I’ve heard. It will be a welcome change for me 🙂
This is exciting! Welcome to this crazy world – it’s worth it!
Thanks you 🙂
Welcome to the club! It took me forever to jump into the pool, but the water’s great, so to speak. I love the control and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it.
I haven’t pubbed yet, but so far it feels like the best decision I’ve made in a long time! Thanks for stopping by.