It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time to share our hopes, dreams and fears with the Insecure Writers Support Group, the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and this month’s hosts are; Toi Thomas, T. Powell Coltrin, M.J. Fifield, and Tara Tyler!
Do stop by and say hello to them!
This month’s optional question is: What publishing path are you considering and why?
I’m working towards the traditional route. I may feel differently once I’ve achieved that, but at present, I want what it has to offer.
I don’t want to do everything myself. I’d rather have a support team around me of agent, editor, publishing team. That’s not me being lazy; I’m more than willing to put in as much work as necessary, but I appreciate my limitations, and if I can benefit and learn from the combined expertise of people working in the field, then I’m all for it.
The other reason is getting into bookstores. I don’t want to rely on the online world for my market, particularly as I seem to be veering toward middle grade / YA. I think a large part of the audience there comes from bookshops and libraries.
Then, of course, there’s the needy side of me that wants that recognition too.
This is no comment on the standards of self-publishing. There are some fantastic self-published authors out there, just as there are some dire traditionally published ones. (And vice-versa). It’s simply my chosen direction at present.