DOWN THE WRITING ROAD
Hey readers! First off, thank you all so much for your support, and thank you for tuning in! November was one of the busiest months of my life, and things are just now starting to settle down. So what better time to start a writer's blog?
On November 30th, I published my debut novella, New Hope, as an ebook on Amazon, and I had to work down to the wire in order to get it published on time. I chose to make my book available for pre-order on Amazon through KDP, but what I didn't know when I made that choice was that doing so moved up my deadline considerably. I had spent countless hours working on my book, stretched over a period of four years, and by the time I was finishing my final edit, I was absolutely sick of reading my work, But I hadn't left myself much of a choice. The deadline clock was counting down. I submitted the formatted work just fifteen minutes before it was due. But it was done, and I was finally published!
Since then, it has been a wild ride in the world of self-publishing. From starting an Instagram account devoted to promoting my work and building this website, to starting a presence on Goodreads and marketing my book in person to everyone I know, trying to get myself out there has been an incredibly difficult and draining process. I think I've always had the misconception that once I had finished perfecting my manuscript and getting it out there, that my job as a writer would be done. In fact, that couldn't be farther from the truth.
The stage I'm at now is, in my opinion, the most difficult part of the writing process: reaching readers! And that's where this blog comes in. So stay tuned for announcements, bonus content, and my assorted writing ramblings.
12/30/2018 04:11:29 pm
I'm Blaine Jenkin's Nini---so excited for you to begin your passion journey. Don't let anyone stop you. I have had many journeys in my lifetime--even a few on Amazon in the self-publishing video arena.
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