Hello my Freaky Darlings,
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the last while about my career as a writer going forward and what’s the best path for me. Thing is, I’m impatient and a control freak. I’ve never been particularly comfortable with the idea of letting anybody have control of my future or my career in any shape or form. I get frustrated when I have to wait for others to make decisions that directly affect me and my career. It drives me completely nuts when I have to run anything by someone else or ask permission to do something. It’s my book, dammit!
So … I’ve made a decision that many may applaud and others will think is stupid. I’ve decided that I’ll be going full Indie with Fury and The Iron Witch series. I like the idea of having complete control of my own future. If things go pear shaped, I may revisit this decision. I retain the right to change my mind at any time. That’s my prerogative.
Fury should be out by March 2016. I’ve enlisted the help of David Henderson from My eBook to make sure that Fury is as professionally done as possible and the fabulous Monique Snyman will be editing it.
And let’s face it, anyone who knows me shouldn’t really be surprised by this decision. Hello! I ran an indie press for a couple years. I left it because I wanted to focus on my own writing career. I’ve never had the patience to go the normal route. The whole submission process to the big publishers has always been too tedious for me. I’ve never viewed being published by a big name publisher as the brass ring that many other writers do. It’s a status symbol I’ve never cared about. For me, just having my books out there and being read and enjoyed is the most important thing. Plus by going this way I can decide whether or not to translate my own books into any language I like, or whether to publish the audio edition whenever I so choose. The world is my oyster and I’m in control of it.
I’m going full on Indie, bitches!