I am sitting here in my warm bed thinking of the writing I had set out to accomplish this year but didn’t. I have to ask myself “why?” Truth is I really don’t have an answer. I wondered today if maybe I am not taking myself seriously as a writer and really sticking to what I told myself I would do. I try my hardest to keep my word to other people when I say I would do things for them so why not keep my word to myself as well?
Now, that I have decided I need to take myself more seriously, two questions have popped into my head and I really don’t know how to answer them. He are the questions:
1) should I publish my articles in magazines instead of on Yahoo Voices? And which way is more credible?
2) should I try traditionally publishing my books, or continue down the path of being and Indie author?
— I have published a few things through CreateSpace but I fear publishing more work for lack of professional editing which is so expensive I cannot afford it. I think I do pretty good on my own but editing is NOT my strong point, writing is. Gee, guess I am seeing a lack of confidence in the area of editing…at least I see potential for improvement in the coming year.
So there are the questions that plague my mind and I go back and forth over the pros and cons of each. I am so confused now with this mix of self publishing vs. commercial publishing I don’t know which to choose or which one is right for me. I don’t even know where to begin. I am left stumped and at a cross-roads, ready to pull my hair out and scream! It is so totally insane. I know no one can make this decision for me, but I am curious…how do you…meaning other published writers, determine which avenue to take your work? If you are an Indie author, how do you find the money for an editor, or do you hone the skills yourself and call it good?
Even with these questions in my mind, I have been working on my writing, an article on my experience with grief for the Voice4Society blog. Making great progress and I am working hard to have it done by the end of the week.
I have tons of ideas for writing, it is the publishing avenue that gets me. (Sighs) oh well. Must be time to get on my knees and talk talk to the Big Guy and see which way He would like me to go, the way that would be most beneficial to His will.
I will sign off for now, but I will be back in the New Year!