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Clarity Has Been Achieved

by Stephanie Casher on January 16, 2006

Well, I had a productive weekend regarding the book. Did a lot of thinking about the book dilemma and talking about the book dilemma and what do you know – I actually know what I want to do now. Sweet.

I’ve decided that I’m definitely going to self-publish my first book. After doing a little research and talking to Edwardo, I know this path is more suited to my personality. I am a bit of a control-freak, and was planning on doing a lot of the marketing/promotional work myself anyway, so it doesn’t make sense for me to sign over creative control and a large percentage of the profits at this stage. I want to shape my career, and I’m starting to see that the fastest path to the top does not necessarily need to be linear.

However, I do acknowledge that I’ve already invested a lot of time and energy into fishing for a book deal, and I don’t want to just abandon that, so I have devised Plan C, lol. It goes a little something like this :-) The queries I have out for SOUL MATES, I’m going to leave alone, and still try to publish through the traditional route. But SOUL MATES is the second book in the series. So now the mission is to try and write WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH, the first book, in the next four months, with the intention of self-publishing this year, probably in November, with advance copies printed in July, just in time for my cross-country road trip. That way, I can get a book in print soon, which is important to me, while still trying to catch the attention of a big fish publisher. Whew, what a task I have ahead of me! :-) But I know I’ve charted the right course – it’s all about Balance…

I’m excited to get back to working on WHEN LOVE. I have 8 chapters done already, and can devote my full attention to it as soon as I finish this last edit of SOUL MATES, which by the way, is going well. I’m a third of the way through, and confident I can finish this week, as planned.

Here’s to having a Dream… Hope you’re resting in Peace Dr. King…

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