Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
And we’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! Every month, we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
September 5 question - What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why?
I'm in the process of making this decision. I'm close (not there but close) to thinking that I know enough to consider publishing my stories.
Now I have to decide if I want to query or self-publish. There are many advantages to both.
I am definitely a bit of a control freak, but I also like having experts in my corner and there is lots about the process that I don't know.
Covers and formatting are 2 examples of things I don't know much about. Can I learn to do them? Probably. Will they be at a professional level? Not sure.
So, even more decisions to make, things to learn. I'm glad I like learning new things!
As many of you know I have a family member who has recently required emergency surgery and is now in the long recovery process. This is going to take up a lot of my time for the next several months so my publishing choices will be on the back burner for a while. No worries, though, I'll get there when the time is right.
How about you? Are you a control freak too? Isn't nice to have experts in your corner?