Grateful for: My pretty books
Whenever I lose sight of what I am working toward (like, for example, when I get a form letter that lets me know the novel was not even looked at by the agent I queried), I look at my pretty books and know that one way or another, I am going to make a living as an author, I am going to claw my way on to the New York Times Best seller list, and I am going to make it.
I have self-published 5 books and am working on #6. My goal is to double my number by next year and have 10 books out at the close of 2017. They are drafts that have been written and have been waiting to be edited and polished. (Well, all but that last one, that is being written for my NaNoWriMo this month).
I will get there. I am trying traditional publishing as an option. Yes, I am aware of its pros and cons. Yes, like everything else that is important to me, I have done the research. I know other people's opinions of it, other people's experience with it...and while I do appreciate people's helpful advice, this is part of the path I am choosing. I'm also going to continue to self-publish my novels. I always like to have options. But you can count on the fact, that if I have to self-publish every novel and project I have out there, I will. One way or another, friends, I will accomplish my goals.