Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wannabe Writer #1

Since I have so much trouble coming up with topics for blogs, thought this would at least take care of one a week and also help me find me blogs to follow and to follow me:

Wannabe Writers is an internet writing group. Everyone is welcome to join. It's a place to meet other writers, ask questions, and get feedback. Click here to find out more about how it works.

Where I am in the writing process:Unpublished. Working on my first draft of my MS Hellbound, after having spent a year working on Banished and finally deciding to shelve it. I have been working Hellbound steadily since May, and about 3/4 finished with the rough first draft. After that, I'm anticipating another few months of editing and revising before I can actually query it.

My current problem(s): Life. As seen in previous posts, things are a little crazy right now (crazier than is normal, I should say). Things have derailed me from writing and I need to put them aside for a while and get back on track writing.

My question this week: What are you thoughts on e-publishing? Everyone wants to get published through a major publishing house and see that final hard-copy in their hands and top the best-seller charts. But what if that's just not in the stars for you---would you ever go the e-publishing route? I mean e-readers are starting to pick up popularity...

My opinion - I love e-books. Love love love love. I would publish my book as an e-book. Of course, I have the hope that it will be published through a traditional published and also be on Kindle, but if that is not the case I wouldn't turn my nose up at being strictly an e-book. I've found so many great authors and great books and I love reading on my kindle, and I buy the majority of my books on my Kindle, so I think it is an amazing opportunity for authors, especially those who have been turned down by traditional publishers. I should also point out that e-books are later printed as well, so it's not set in stone that you will never hold a hard copy of your e-book.


amber d said...

I think it's just in the air lately to be too busy to write. Every writing blog I've stumbled on today has said the same thing. Good luck with your story!

J. L. Jackson said...

Hi Danielle! Welcome to wannabe writers. I understand the time contraints, I posted something similar on mine as well. It's good to see another YA writer. Stop over my blog any time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to your Top 10 TV Shows - glad you could join the fun!

DaniSue said...

Thanks you guys!