- George Orwell
hello there, this is aly. this blog is going to be used as a side blog for all my writing projects and such.
hello there zoe!
i went to your tumblr and your book sounds delightful and i might just buy it when it comes out. and i also looked through the tag and i am just gonna sit here and squeal about how basically we have the same FC for our lead characters (logan lerman). i’ve heard of createspace (i actually looked through some websites before smashwords) but since i am a self-sufficient broke high school senior, a free service with smashwords sounded like the best option.
my self-publishing experience? in a word, it’s been tiring. i have spent lots of sleepless nights going over my story, making sure things were updated -because i originally wrote the story three years ago- and how the characters were presented. my self-publishing experience was pretty much experience by myself. i had no editor or publicity agents, had only a little support from my parents so they couldn’t really help out.
i did all the things that were expected of me by myself and, in the end, it paid off. the advance reading was such a success and i got so many good reviews. the only thing that was decided from there was that i lacked experience and a strong hand to guide me but i hope this in itself makes me stronger as a writer so i can come back with more experience for the second book.
i have had some people help me, though. i really wouldn’t have done it without my friends from school and tumblr and my cover artist, sam. it’s been an amazing adventure and i hope it pays off now that’s it’s been publicly announced.
wow this reply was really long i better stop now thanks so much for being interested!