Self-Publishing Indie Author
All my savings will be going into the copy-editing of my books over the next two years. If I can’t make the money back, I’ll have to find a day job, which will seriously cut into my writing time.
If I’m not turning some kind of profit by early 2017, I’ll be in trouble.
These are early days, but I still get anxious about the future of my writing career. I’ll need money to keep releasing books, but more than that, I need readers to spread the word. I just have to keep writing and releasing amazing books and hope my writing catches on. The greater the number of amazing books I release, the better chance I have of that happening. Word of mouth is really everything in indie publishing. Remember that when you finish reading a good book.
Like every writer, I don’t really like connecting my art to money, but as a self-publishing indie author, it’s kind of my job.
This year I’ll also be submitting Lovecraftian short stories wherever I can in hopes of building an audience. One story is the “The Ovum Horror,” the short story I give away when you sign up for my mailing list. I’m actually rewriting it a bit right now. There are just a few things that weren’t working that needed to be fixed. By next year, I should have a book’s worth of Lovecraftian short stories to publish in a collection called The Queen in Yellow.