This year at LTUE I connected with more people than I ever had before. I even had cute little business cards to hand out. And now I feel like I know what it takes to make a living in self-publishing.
While I still plan to self-publish this year, it may be a couple of short stories to help build my following instead of a full-length novel. The reason being that if I self-publish one novel and then don't publish another one for a year, my book will likely drop down into obscurity and it will be harder to gain momentum for my next book.
Authors who self-publish are able to put out more books per year than traditionally published authors. So in order to make a living, you almost have to self-publish a book every couple of months. If I am going to be able to keep up with that demand, I am going to need a head start.
So I'm giving myself a head start by completing several novels (not just finished drafts but ready to publish) before I publish the first one. So my goal right now is to finish the novel I'm working on and send it out to Alpha readers, and then work on some short stories and start a new novel, or finish one of my old manuscripts.
The novel I'm currently working on is a YA dystopian where creativity and imagination are illegal. I will be sending my manuscript out to alpha readers by the end of March so if you'd like to be considered as an alpha reader, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep on creating,
K. A. Jairl
K. A. Jairl
My name is Kim and I'm glad you stopped by. This is where I post my triumphs and my downfalls as I fight the good fight of being a writer mom everyday.