Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I'm a bit late posting my Insecure Writers Support Group post.

In case this is your first time hearing about us, our wonderful group, founded by our awesome 'Ninja' great Alex J. Cavanaugh, meets once a month to encourage and inspire one another through our writing journeys. It's real simple to join us. Go here to sign up and visit a few of the blogs listed. Leave some encouragement as your words could make a difference in someone's life. And feel free to post one of your own.

My insecurity this month is self publishing. I'm considering doing this and am kind of freaked out. There is such a large amount of information out there to go about self publishing. I could self publish through Amazon or Smashwords, and I'm sure there are more picks. You have to know how to properly format, and have excellent critique partners. I would want beta readers too. I've read it sucks up a lot more time.

And then, there's purchasing my own book cover. And completely doing the promoting and marketing on my own. However, I can set my own price and I can change it when I want to do a promo pricing weekend.

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against my current publisher. I love them. Like I posted a while back, I'm writing erotica and would like that to be separate from my paranormal romance and romantic suspense. I could send off queries to the vast number of erotic publishers, which I may still do.

But, there just seems to be more freedom in self publishing. I know there are pitfalls, but that goes without saying.

If you are self published, do you have any advice for a novice?


  1. I know several other authors who are with traditional publishers and published some of their own works. Elizabeth S. Craig did it. You can do it!

  2. I don't know, but I believe you can do it! It is a check list... Just keep at it! I'm curious...because I want to do this as a poetry book! Thanks for sharing and I so hope this works out for you~ ATB @>-------

  3. Best of luck with your decision making. I am sure you will master it soon enough.

  4. I love erotic literature, especially from the point of view of women.