So I’ve noticed an interesting pattern ever since I started telling people about my book. Almost every time I’ve mentioned it, without fail, people go straight to “omg you should totally self publish! Have you tried Amazon??”
It’s become so bad and I’ve repeated myself so many times now that I have a scripted response engraved in my brain: “No, I want to wait for the perfect publisher, one who will put my book in Barnes and Noble so I can see it there and feel a sense of accomplishment.” They usually keep arguing for the Amazon route; I then respond that “Self-publishing is definitely my plan B 🙂 ”
It’s not. I won’t allow myself to consider it simply because I want to stick to my original goals. I’ve always dreamed of having a real publisher and a real book in my real hands, not some text sitting out there in the digital abyss. Plus, I want to support my brick-and-mortar local bookstore, thankyouverymuch.
Don’t get me wrong; I totally understand why other writers would choose that path and I applaud them for it. I’m just kinda stubborn and set in my ways. I have a vision and I want to stick to it, regardless of how much longer it may take or how many no’s I have to hear. ONE of them has to be a yes? Right?
I’m not gonna lie; I’ve been seduced by the idea of having my book out there right now for the world to read, especially when everyone and their mother (literally) is telling me I should self-publish. But the more I hear I should do it, the more I want to stand my ground. Maybe it’s foolish? I don’t know, but I won’t give up on the traditional publishing houses until each and every one out there has given up on me.
… Then maybe I’ll look into it 🙂