Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday Mayhem & More for the Indie Author
What's a novella? It's a short book. Longer than a short story but over 15,000 words. I'm finding with self/e-publishing shorter is better. It sells cheaper, it's a fast read, and I can plan, finish, edit, and write them much faster than their novel counterparts. It would be the only writing I do that I would even consider offering for $0.99 to $1.99. It's not that I value my writing higher than anyone else, it's more like I worked hard putting my works together and as such I should be paid for it.
I'm also getting ready for the Southeastern Writer's Workshop next month. I didn't enter any of the manuscript categories for a possible prize, not really sure which classes I want to take...so many to choose from. While I have manuscripts ready for possible publication to show an agent or editor...I'm not pitching one. So why in the heck am I spending a few hundred dollars to attend? It's a chance to touch actual physical bases with other authors. An opportunity to share ideas. I am, after thirty years in this business of writing, still a novice. Okay maybe not a novice, but I can always learn new things.
Keep writing and loving the Lord.