Topic: Publishing a Book (NSR)
Yes, I broke out (NSR)
So I'm currently on a sabbatical from work, and I've wanted to do some writing with the time I have. And while I have a ton of ideas, I'm just not currently capable of getting word to page. I've started project after project, and it doesn't matter. I get a few pages in, and then I get burned out.
And while this is frustrating, I have a semi-solution. Years ago, I wrote two full-length novels. One is a dumb murder mystery, and one is still my favorite-all-time idea of mine about a boy with supernatural powers. So I was thinking of going back and editing that book and maybe self-publishing it.
Herein lies the rub:
- I write very stream of consciousness, and these things aren't edited. I'm happy to get back in and edit one/both of them - it's been long enough that it'd be like I was editing someone else's work. But is this something I should still pay to get done?
- I'm not looking to make any money on this, not looking to become a full-time writer. If these things happen, that's awesome. But I spent a lot of time on these back in the day, and it'd be cool if someone somewhere decided to read it and thought it was cool. Is self-publishing it worth it even with these meager aspirations?
- I think Informant is the only one one on here who's self-published, but if you've done it, what are the pros and cons of doing it that way? What advice would you have if I decided to go that route?
Basically, in general, what are any thoughts you have at all about publishing a book?