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's all up to me!