Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm Back!!

Wow! It's hard to believe that I haven't posted anything in over two years. Well, lots of good stuff coming up, so stay tuned as I launch project: Author.

Yep, I'm going over to what once was considered the dark side -- self-publication. Not that it ever was really the dark side, but that publication through the traditional path (agent-editor-publisher) was the validation I sought. Now I realize, the only validation I need is from the readers. If they buy my books, I'm validated. If they don't buy my books, I have to write a better book. Still, it would have been nice to have the pair of professional eyes giving the thumbs up or down (and boy do I have that over 500 times) on a particular novel.

So now, come with me and join the ride, as I reach for my ring while on the publishing carousal. First novel should be out in late summer, and I'll keep you posted along the way. I'll also try to clean up the links on this blog. There are a lot, and a lot with still good information.


Larry Kollar said...

Welcome back! I was wondering who had posted in the "Moribund/Dead" folder…

I'm taking the same route. Now that agents are as adversarial as publishers, what's the point of the traditional route anymore? I'm putting an anthology of short stories together first, then will follow it up with one of two novels I’ve managed to complete since you went dark.

Hope to hear more from you! The old gang has moved over to AndiF's blog, I'm sure everyone else will be glad to see you back too.


Holy mackeral!