Okay, okay. I've been stewing for a while about this. I feel like a car stuck on ice, just spinning my wheels, and I've got so much potential under the hood, it's just so undignified I should sit here spinning my back tires like a dufus.
I usually take things well. Even disappointment, and the occasional set-backs. But what I have really come to hate is not knowing what's going on. I think that's what bugs me the most and why I've gotta go Indie.
There's all this "had I only but known" going on in my head right now... If I had known it would be nearly March before my third book in a series was out, I'd have done it by myself, but at that time--last May--I wasn't sure that I could do it. I mean you need a cover, you need people to read and edit it, and then I have no idea how to format.
But right now I've got a few of those problems figured out. When I thought that I was going to get edits from an editor and didn't (which, by the way was several months from submiting it, and what I got was not edits from the editor, but a finished product that was all ready to be published, and I could not, with good conscence put my A-OKAY on it because of numerous type-o's and a few other things I caught (which should have been caught by an editor), I thought I was sending off something that was corrected.
So, what I had to do was go through it AGAIN. Write out every frigging problem, what page, and where it was found on the page, and that took another week of my time. Truthfully, I could have done better with the edits myself.
Meanwhile I'm working on several other WIP (books 4-6 of the series). One other book is close to being done. This is my ebook Spell of the Black Unicorn, which I self-pubbed (paperback) back in '08. Thankfully I didn't try and find another publisher for it.
But I've been working on the edits, and thanks to my beta reader, Shelly Arkon, I think this thing will see the light of publication some time this spring.
I may be in compitition with myself--one book as apposed to the other. But they are different enough, I don't think it will be a problem.
Well, this year is the year I go Indie, and I hope you, whoever you are, who stop by my lonely little blog, come along for the ride. I'm restricting most of the things I'm planning on doing for now, right here. But I will, from time to time post on my main blog.
And some day I might have book #3 out, with a little luck. I invite you all to come back and check things out. I'm waiting on the edge of my seat, as much as my fans, for this third one to be published.