For more than six years I’ve been self publishing, mainly because I have the skills and tools to do so and because my books are only about the Adirondack North Country region. There is no mass appeal for Adirondack history across the United States. Now, however, I am writing a timely nonfiction book that has mass appeal, and I am preparing to send book proposals out.
With no formal training, I taught myself how to self publish. It’s an experience I wouldn’t trade and a practice I plan to continue. But there is so much more I want to learn about the writing and publishing business. It’s time to experience the world of book proposals and queries and all the things writers do to get “traditionally” published.
I’d love to write a bestseller, but I’d settle for cult classic rather than a one-shot wonder. And, yes, I dream big, but I’m also realistic. How would a backwoods author like me ever get on the New York Times bestseller list? Come on. I’ll do my best and hope for the best, that’s all.