Today is the first day of a new monthly blog-hop (2nd Wednesday of every month), hosted by The Indelibles.
Because being Indie doesn't have to mean going it alone.
I've been thinking of going indie for a while. I haven't jumped for a lot of reasons (most of them having to do with ignorance, and the rest is outright terror) but it's getting closer.
My writing occupies an odd niche. Sci-fi/Fantasy mix, adult, with both aliens and magic, the magic based (loosely) on science. I haven't managed to finish a straight sci-fi yet, and I have no interest in writing straight fantasy.
I've been querying, which will continue even when I take the leap into indie waters. I write, which will also continue.
Part of the reason that I continue to query is fear. It's that what if voice in the back of my head, that don't put all your eggs in one basket voice. The same voice, ironically, that tried to convince me that if I self-publish one book, even if it's only one copy, I can stop.
I stuck my tongue out at the voice and sent in something that wasn't ready just to shut it up. But as I move in the direction of Indie, it feels right. It feels like I'm at least moving in the correct direction.
For me. For some people, traditional is the only way to go.
In the last year I've designed my website, started learning about cover art (still got a long way to go on that) started learning how to convert documents into e-formats and basicallly got my feet wet. Don't know when I'll dare to dive, let alone swim, but it's coming.