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Thursday, April 12, 2012
EBOOK OR TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING
I've dreamed of becoming a published author since I was a preteen. I dreamed of jetsetting around the world in designer fashions, a house big enough for a room just for shoes, New York best selling books releasing one right after the other. Quitting my day job and writing full time.
In 2007, my first cozy mystery came out in print form, followed by the second in 2008. Right before the third was released, the line closed. In between agents I self-ebook pubbed two romantic suspenses. Then, my cozies were rereleased as ebooks with new covers and doing quite well, thank you very much. I am currently writing the fourth in the series, and have completed the first book in a new series.
I live in a comfortable home, I jet set via research, wear name brand clothes off the clearance rack, and own over thirty pairs of shoes. No, I haven't been able to quit my day job. Maybe I never will, but does this mean I haven't succeeded at my dream? I don't think so. Success is being content with what you have.
Will I stop pursuing publication in print form? No. But I will continue to epub until that lucky editor chooses me again. Succeeding at publication, fulfilling that dream, all depends on where you are and whether you are content for the time being. Happy Writing!