13 August 2013 | By: Victoria Escobar

Indie Life: End of Summer

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Hosted by the Indelibles, Indie Life is a monthly feature on the second Wednesday of the month.  This is a chance for indie authors to post about indie life, find each other, offer support, encouragement, news, helpful hints, and anything else that makes life as an indie author a little easier.

And so the end of summer is nigh. *sigh* Time does indeed fly when you’re not paying attention to it.  

I don’t really have much to report for the month.  It’s been a slow summer.  Other than UTopYA I haven’t been able to go to any other writer’s convention which is sad, but unavoidable.  But boy do I have plans for next year. ^_^

I’ve unshelfed a book that I wrote two years ago, cleaned it up and sent it to my beta readers. They love it, so it can’t be as bad as I thought it was. I’ve learned a new lesson from that – Even if I think it’s crap, not everyone thinks like I do. And of course we are our own worst enemies. Now that I have it back from Beta though, I’m tightening up all the problem areas and will have it sent to my Editor by September first. (Come hell or high water.) And *crosses fingers* will have it released in time for Christmas.

I did finally find a reliable editor through a recommendation from another author. ^_^ That was a God send. I won’t ever have to line edit again. *happy dance*

I’m debating on creating an Indiegogo (or whatever it’s called – I have it bookmarked) to see if I can raise money to pay a small publisher for publishing. I was looking into SheWrites and Mill City Press.  However, they’re EXPENSIVE.  Has anyone tried to collect donations for prizes? Has it worked?

Nothing really else to provide this month.  I’m writing until my hands bleed and editing until my eyes cross.  But I’m blissfully content.  That’s what matters most. ^_^

How is everyone else doing this month?


Catherine Stine said...

The actual writing, yes, it's the most important thing!

Hart Johnson said...

My friend Megan Bostic is releasing something she raised money on Indiegogo for. The Angsty Writer is her blog--I bet she has some of her experiences there. I am paying an editor and for a cover for the serial, but both are friends who are just glad to get paid now for something they've been doing for free.

Glad your old stuff is better than you thought!

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