To Go Indie or Not?

I'm standing in a long, and I mean looong, line. But only a few, maybe 60 out of thousands, will make it through the door. As I stand  between the narrow ropes keeping the line straight, I look to the side and see wide-open fields. Opportunity begs me to come. Promises me nothing other than to be free and risk the journey. I may win the prize or may wind up beaten. But I'll be free to venture into the new frontier. The land of Indie-publishing. 

Yep, I jumped the fence. The allure of uncharted trails too much for my entrepreneurial spirit to deny. The publishing industry is entering its own unknown territory. With the E-book revolution, nothing will remain as it was in the book world.

Are there pitfalls, dangers lurking for the intrepid author as they wield their pens against the overgrown grass of opportunity gone wild? You betcha. Going Rogue comes at a price.

But you can't beat freedom. Liberty is not a padded-wall life, but it is for those who look into the distant future, who long for open roads, and fight for their freedom.

Go For It.  If you dare.

So far, I have my front cover.
Am working on editing the book and establishing my author platform.

Is it at times daunting?  Yes. But as I look ahead, the rush of freedom brushes the fears aside. With the Lord before me, I run. I run the race set before me.

I'll check in next week and let you know how my intrepid journey is going.

God is Good!


Jennifer said...

I'm right there with you! Scared, excited, freaking out, happy, etc . . . But I LOVE my publisher and she loves my book. I really can't ask for more!

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Thanks Jennifer. Let me know when your book is available.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Awesome, Patty! So excited for you!!

Love the cover!! Woo hoo!!

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Thanks Lisa!
Love your encouragement and sweet smile.

B.K. Jackson said...

It's an exciting time to be a writer. Congrats to you as you move forward. You'll have to do a guest blog over at Arizona Inspiration one of these days soon.