Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Choosing indie publishing - Of Dreams and Shadows

When I was in high school, I dreamed of being a reporter - of parachuting into a war-torn country - of writing that award winner article.  And then life happened...and I got older and realized I am afraid of heights and I would never jump out of a perfectly good flying machine.  In fact, I tell people all the time, if I die from a fall---it's probably murder.  Some people think I'm joking - but honestly, I'm not.  I will admit to having an irrational fear of heights.  How many people do you know - who can't stand next to a guard rail and view the New River Gorge (West Virginia)?  Yes, that would be me....I'm the person who's about to have a nervous breakdown because my children are leaning over the railings for a better view. 

I know - you are wondering where all this is going so I'll explain.  I'm setting off for a new adventure.  No, I'm not jumping out of planes but I am jumping into the world of indie publishing.  It's exciting and frightening all at the same time.  When I first started writing Of Dreams and Shadow, I planned on getting an agent and publishing contract.  But publishing is changing...and I've always preferred to pilot my own ship.

So, wish me luck!  Sink or swim...it's all up to me!