Just lately awful lot of people have been selling me the virtues of self-publishing, which has got me thinking. Is it just me… or has anyone else set themselves a goal in life when it comes to their writing?
I feel I need to point out that when I started writing 12 years ago I had only one aim and that was to be published in hardback by a big publishing house. It has nothing to do with being better than anyone else, or making huge sums of money, but everything to do with achieving something for myself.
Starting from a standing position I had to learn everything from basic writing skills, to everything about the world of publishing.
I have no desire to be self-published my dream is to be published by a publishing house.
I’ve nothing against others self-publishing, if that is what they have chosen for themselves. Good on them. I’m pleased that they are brave enough to go down that route, but it isn’t what I set out to do.
I decided what path I was going to travel when I set off on my writing journey. First I wanted to learn to write well, starting with short stories and then by improving all the time on my ability to became a master storyteller and write novels.
Now I’ve had some success with short stories I’m now working towards getting my first novel published.
I’ve completed two though I’m not happy with them enough to send out anywhere. My third novel is the first I feel more confidence with and this is the one I shall be pushing to get published.
You have to believe in yourself for others to believe in you.
Have a great day and keep following your dream,
Best wishes always,
Paula R C