Ah, the first post of a new blog. So much opportunity.
To start, the reason I’ve decided to create this blog is to document the process I’m about to go through self-publishing my book, Poor Percival Stories. It’s the fourth book I’ve ever written, and is probably my favorite. I’m looking at making it available on the Kindle first, then branching out into other e-book formats after that. Once I have the Kindle under my belt, everything else should be a breeze. Probably. Ok, I don’t know.
Hopefully anyone else thinking about self publishing, or who is going through the same process as I am will find this blog useful (or at least entertaining). Plus, this will give me a good reference for what to do and not to do the next time I go through the process. So everybody wins! Feel free to leave comments along the way if it looks like I’m doing something incredibly stupid.
To be honest, writing this blog will actually be stepping out of my comfort zone since I generally do not like talking about my books…with anyone. Usually when someone asks me about what I’m working on, I change the subject faster than Superman changes his clothes. So this should be interesting to say the least. But nobody is going to read my books if they don’t know who I am, right? Right.
At the same time as trying to get Poor Percival Stories out into the scary world of books, I’m currently wrapping up edits on my next book, tentatively called George’s Light. More than likely I’ll be updating about that on this blog as well since I plan on sending it out to agents to see what happens. Time to start polishing up a new query letter again (a.k.a dragging my feet and grumbling how much I hate writing queries).
You can read more about Poor Percival Stories and George’s Light on the What I’m Working On tab. Also, before writing this post I spent a good amount of time getting the rest of the site put together so you can get a good idea for who I am and what I write. You know, just because I’m a nice guy and all. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think.
Anyway, that about wraps up this first post. Time to start on the arduous journey of self-publishing…