I feel pretty happy these days about my direction and what I want to do.
For now, I’m going to try a “two pronged approach” in writing and publishing. I’ll be trying my hand at both traditional publishing and self-publishing. I have already self published a few times using blurb. It has been a positive experience. I have also self-published on Lulu. It has also been a good experience.
For the most part, I have self published these books because I want them.
As I’m getting more serious about being a published author, I have decided that I want to go the traditional route, too. I have been submitting, and I’ve been being rejected. I guess that means I’m on the right path.
The good thing about rejection is that you can learn from it. I’ve been learning about how to tweak my writing and about my approach in general. I’ve decided that, for now (this is always subject to change), I’ll be self-publishing books that I write and illustrate. I like making picture books for my children, and I want them to have the books now.
I also want to submit work to publishers. The work I submit will be for older audiences (middle grade…ya…maybe adult. It just depends on which project I finish first. 🙂
So…It’s nice to have some direction, and here is a sneak peak of an illustration for my next book. Fun!