After doing some soul searching and speaking with my wife and mentors I have made the decision to seek traditional publishing versus pursuing self-publishing.
Although I love the convenience of self-publishing, something that wasn’t as easily attainable a few years ago, it does seem more practical of an approach to pursue the traditional route. It is a much longer process of course, but it’s a journey I have taken. I’ve been published and I’ve been rejected, but having started my career as a writer in journalism, I think rejection does make me better as a writer.
Again, I admire the authors who self-publish for whatever reasoning, and I will continue to support indie-authors, but for me personally, this is the route I’ve chosen.
With that said, however, I am happy in making this decision. In the last few days I have sent my manuscript to several publishers and have had two ask for the completed manuscript. So that’s a promising start.
It’s also given me a chance to submit three of my short stories for publication. I’m very excited to hear feedback from the editors.
I am also working on new projects, and am currently 40 pages in to a new script.
Lastly, I have just recently downloaded the Scrivener Software and I was skeptical at first, because I’ve always used either MS Word for my stories, and other software for script writing. And although I have much to learn on all the capabilities Scrivener has to offer, I am loving it’s format and the ability it gives me to begin drafting stories and putting them together and keeping them together. It not only works for script writing, but offers multiple template for writer’s to access.
So I have a lot on my to-do list, and much to accomplish and goals I’d like to obtain by the end of the year. I have several books I’d like to read also from indie-authors. So if you have noticed my stories have gone missing, it was a purposeful act and one I think was made for all the right reasons.
I hope all is well… Chad