Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Curveball

You know how I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to do next...and then I figured it out...and decided to truss up my books and send them out to Harlequin...something that I didn't really want to do because my books were not created for that market...well, this morning on Pub Rants Kristin Nelson said that Harlequin was produncing a couple of e-publishing lines and one of them was sort of for self-publishing...

I'm not really good with the whole publishing end of the spectrum, that's what agents are for, but basically she said it wasn't a good thing because now ANYONE can publish a book. And how did she say it...this will flood the market of books that aren't being read anyway...or something to that effect.

I've decided I don't care. I'm not going to send them to Harlequin. I'd have to cut 40K off the first book and I wasn't really about to do that anyway. I'm going to go with Book 2 now that I have the seemingly correct formula and do them for the imprint I wanted in the first place.

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. I know what I've written is good. I'm going to make it great. And I will be published if it kills me...and it just might.

4 comments:

Davin Malasarn said...

Good luck, Anne. I don't know anything about this new publishing system. I'll have to look into it.

Piedmont Writer said...

Nathan Bransford had some comments for this kind of thing on one of his Friday posts. Kristin Nelson said it was just for Harlequin and the romance genre so I don't think it would affect you or your work but, yeah, I'd read into it anyway. It's a whole new world coming for publishing, from what I can glean off the blogs I read. Scary stuff.

GhostFolk.com said...

I like this decision. Because we have all been there. Having a 5-year-old idea for a book is a good sign. When you can't shake an idea, it just might be the one. Good luck!

Piedmont Writer said...

I just don't know where to start, which POV to use. I really need to get in there and outline. Thanks for stopping by GhostFolk. If ever I'm in Asheville, I'll look you up.