May 13, 2011

Wannabe Writers #49 (E-Publishing)

Wannabe Writers is my internet writing group. Anyone is welcome to join. It's a place to meet other writers, ask questions, and get feedback. Bascially, my posts are about my current writing progress, my problems, and any questions I need help answering. If you've created a similar post of your own lately, feel free to link in the comments.

Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished! 

My current problem(s): Slowest writer ever!  That's me! 
So last time I posted I told everyone that I was going to speed-write while working on a different novel--ELIXIR--and so that's what I've been doing.  One week in and I've written about 10pages more.  Not wonderful (not as speedy as I hoped) but better than nothing I guess.  I hope to double that number next week.  My goal: to finish a solid first draft by the end of June!  I want to e-published this current novel.  I know it's not great, but I'm so eager to get something--anything--out there that I'm seriously considering e-publishing it.  Perhaps just as a way to showcase my work and see how people react. 

My question(s) this week:  Thoughts on e-pubishing books???


J. L. Jackson said...

I am all for epublishing! Unless some unforeseen event occurs, I will be epublishing by the end of summer. Let me know if you need any help.

Patricia said...

I can totally relate to just wanting something out there!

Have you thought about posting your book on a site like It would give you a chance to have people read and comment on your work while still retaining all your rights to the work.

There's also:

The sites (which are run by publishers) also feature contests where the top books are read by the publisher.

It's always good to have options! :)


M.P. McDonald said...

You can't be the slowest writer ever, because I already claimed that title. ;-)

Seriously though, if you're thinking of epublishing, check out the Writer's Cafe, it's a sub-board on the Kindlboard forums. Many successful epubbed writers, including Amanda Hocking, Victorine Lieske, JA Konrath and more post there (some more than others) and there is a wealth of information to be had.

Sarah Darlington said...

I don't know what happened on blogger...but a couple people listed some good e-publishing websites. If you guys could let me know what those were again that would be great...thanks!

Shalena @ Writer Quirk said...

Just keep writing!  You have plenty of time to reach your goal!  My post is here.

~Shalena @ Writer Quirk

Jessica S. said...

New follower! ^_^ I'll have to do this one next Wednesday, not enough time tonight to do it. Glad to find your blog though!

Meg said...

I'm joining in to periodically do this as well. ^_^
Here's my post.