APRIL –WHERE DID IT GO?
I cannot believe it is now the end of another month. This has been a stressful time and although I have been writing almost every day, it has mainly been to work on publishing my novel.
I decided to publish this book myself even though I hadn’t sent it out to many agents/publishers – two in fact – I realised that the chance of getting a first novel published would be hard enough but even harder I think for commercial fiction or Chick lit. Maybe once I have sold millions of copies, the agents/publishers will come looking for me!
I have chosen https://www.createspace.com to publish my book and they have made it fairly straight forward but I think I am going to get my cover professionally designed; it is after all the first impression. I am attempting to format my novel myself as formatting – and chocolate – seems to be my nemesis. Once I have completed the whole process, I will blog about my experience in the hope it will help others to not make the same mistakes as I did. Plus I can hopefully pass on some tips.
My other main project this month has been in the garden. I have been growing my own vegetable and fruit for the first time. Grow Your Own magazine have not got back to me yet regarding my article proposal but I did write them a letter about how I am making mini vegetable gardens and they emailed to request that they use the photograph I attached. My letter should be published in the July issue. They don’t pay for letters but do give the winning letter £40 worth of vouchers to spend in a garden centre. If I win, I am going to count this in my £3,000 word target.
Oh and those of you who read my previous blog, which included writing for Textbroker, I still haven’t had my writing sample checked yet! This must be about two months ago. I am going to attempt some other broker sites again now that I have a little more time. I have joined http://www.iwriter.com/ and https://uk.fiverr.com/ but haven’t had much time to write for them yet.
So, in conclusion, in April my total writing income amounted to …Nothing! Oh well, I am optimistic this will change soon.
Happy writing everyone!
Good luck self-publishing your novel! I can never quite decide which route I want to go when I finally finish something worth showing to the world.
Thanks Heidi, Iagree. Plus I’m not terribly technically minded so it’s all a struggle.