As the title of this post suggests, I am in a quandary.
At a bit of a crossroads.
Or am I?
(Certainly, I’m a bit confused, but that’s not a new state of affairs for me. I’m rather used to it at this point.)
Anyways, I have mentioned – in other posts – that I have not gone into self publishing yet because of all of the work that goes into making that a successful venture; you know, other than the actual writing.
In truth, for about the last six years I just didn’t have the time. Pursuing a college degree while trying to hold down a job, (at least three different jobs in the course of my studies), made time just a little too precious.
Hell, I barely carved out time to write.
But now, having graduated, I am suddenly in possession of more free time…
…And one less excuse.
So, here I am, wondering where I go next.
To answer the immediate question: No, I have not submitted my manuscript to every agent and publisher out there. But I’ve gathered quite a list of rejections. At this point I find myself wondering if the weeks and years of waiting for further rejections is worth it?
I wonder if the damn novel has missed its time and if trying to continue the traditional publishing route isn’t a waste of even more valuable moments.
I have a line on an editor. I’d like to find an artist. Those are the big money sinks that I would need to prepare for. And I would have to learn something about marketing. I am thankful for every reader who lays eyes on this blog, and for the even fewer that follow me on twitter, but I don’t think that number will quite be enough to make the book a success. So, some research will be warranted.
So, this is me, trying to decide.
I’ll let you know, well…
…When I know.