I did it. I was rejected. Okay, I wasn’t rejected. My book was rejected. I sent it to 18 agents and 13 rejected it. 5 didn’t respond, which we all know is a rejection. I sent it to 3 publishers. 2 rejected and 1 remained silent. We’ll take silence to mean NO.
These weren’t my first rejections. Lord knows my first book was rejected several times, too. But this time around I’ve made a huge decision. Instead of going with a small press. I’m going with the JKR Press.
That’s right. I’m taking the leap. I’m self-publishing.
I’ve made up my mind. I have a plan. I have a release date.
On October 3, 2013 I’m releasing my first self-published book. I love the date. That’s Eva’s birthday and since it’s her book it only makes sense to launch her story into the universe on 10-03-13. Perfect.
Between now and October 3rd I’ll share my journey each week. The highs, lows, wrong turns, excitement, confusion and laughs.
The first thing I’ll tell you is I have more butterflies and a much bigger lump in my throat about this book than I did when I sold my first book. I need an editor, a cover, character art, a marketing plan, a platform, ads, giveaways. There’s formatting, uploading, publicizing, blogging, proofing, and organizing to consider.