Hello to all of my readers! I am posting a quick update on the progress of my book. It is now over 50,000 words long, it has been a long process so far. In my previous blog post, I mentioned how I had sent my book to a publisher who then for some reason or another dropped off the face of the planet.
So I tried again sending it into another publisher. (As a reminder I won’t mention the name. For clarification I will only mention the name of the publisher or publishing application I choose.) They chose not to respond.
And so I began my search once again. Looking all over the place for a traditional publishing company that would take my book. Unfortunately, it was like trying to get past a brick wall. Almost every company that published in the niche I was looking for was no longer open for submissions or they never took any. After lots of frustrating hours, I concluded that maybe just maybe I wasn’t supposed to publish my book.
Well at least not publishing it through a traditional publisher… With that stated, I began my research on self-publishing. On YouTube and the world wide web. I also consulted some friends of mine who had self-published their own books. A special thanks and shout-out to D. L. Dunnaville author of Rescuca. This is my current stage in the writing process. Research.
On top of this, I am learning how to properly format my book and doing yet another grammar check. I don’t have the money to put into this writing process. So I am having to learn how to be a writer, editor, publisher, cover designer, marketing agent, and sane human being all rolled into one. And a lot goes into the publishing process that I hadn’t truly considered before.
As an encouragement for all of my fellow writers trying to publish their manuscript, don’t give up. Please, the world needs to see your writing. I know it’s tough, that it feels like you’re pulling teeth to get someone to just read your book. If you don’t have someone to support you in this process, you are doing wonderfully. Don’t stop, don’t give in, don’t give up. Rise, when the world tells you that you won’t make it. Rise, when it seems like a never-ending challenge. Rise when you feel like falling. We’ve got this.