Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oh, Crap. Now What?

Marked up, high lighted, scribbled on, now a discarded pile of paper. It is the final draft of "Let's Do Lunch" It is sitting on the coffee table and it's staring at me.
What am I going to do with it?
I could send it back out - to agents or publishers in the paper market or to publishers in the e-book market. I could re-post it to Authonomy an spend the next six months chasing the Editor's Desk. (NOT!)
There is a co-op or two where I could post it - experiment with this new arena of e-publishing, blog the results like I blogged ABNA and Authonomy.
Or there is Amazon - Kindle and Create Space.
This is like standing a the foot of the diving board.
Do I or don't I jump?
How should I jump, high, flat, cannon ball, belly flop, swan dive?
How cold is the water going to be?

4 comments:

Jean Davis said...

I'm looking at an e-publisher right now. Ideally an agent and the paper market would be awesome but that seems like a tough nut to crack right now without some credence to your name, a lot of luck, or connection of some sort.

Doing the Kindle route yourself would be another option, but I like the safer feel of having a e-publisher behind me for editing, cover art and promo help/guidance.

Ms Kitty said...

You may want to take a look at some of the sites on my list.

http://www.indielitworldwide.com

They appear to be down at the moment. It maybe be I have the wrong address.

http://www.indielitworld.com

I'm leaning towards Kindle, or Indie Lit World - at this moment. I waffle like an eggo. (G)

I've been dropping by your blog to read, but I'm not commenting.

madisonwoods said...

Whoo-hoo! I'm just happy you've decided to do *something* with it :)

Once you know where it will be available, maybe you'll agree to answer my 11-Question interview :)

Ms Kitty said...

11 questions?

Like I'm a real author....I donno. (LOL)

Be glad to!

Yeah, I know, I waffled for a long time. I got so discouraged after sending it out for the better part of a year and getting nowhere with it.

I think that if I stack it against the average $.99 Harlequin it will stand on it's own just fine.

I may even charge $2 for it.