Gabrielle Bisset

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ROW 80 Check In 4-27

It's Wednesday again, so that means ROW 80 Check In.  I'm hip deep in final exams and research papers, so writing has become something I haven't been able to do much of for the past week.  I wrote about 3000 words, which is close to my goal, but the reality is that my students' work is taking up all my time. 

As for my goals, things are officially changed now since I'm dealing with issues concerning the publication of my first book.  I can't say much, but let's just say that what I'm going through has made me not want to return to my Aeveren characters and The Destined Ones series now, much to my unhappiness.  I'm just not in the right place to be writing the third book.  The second book is complete and I will be taking another look at that soon if I find that my freedom to publish that isn't impeded.

I am, however, looking at another novella after the current one, and since I've decided I will be self-pubbing them, if I decide to write a third one, I may put them all in one book when I offer them as something other than ebooks.  I'm excited about that, and I've been talking to another author about the ins and outs of self-publishing.  She's been very successful with self-publishing her books, and I can't thank her enough for taking the time to answer my questions.  I've also been talking to a cover artist about a cover for Vampire Dreams, the first novella, and I can't wait to see what happens with that.  I may not choose books because of the covers, but I love the creation aspect of them. 

Summertime officially begins this Saturday for me.  I can't wait. Then, it's summertime and the living is easy.  With just one course to teach and nothing else until August, I look forward to getting a lot done with my writing. 

Hope everyone is having a great week and doing well.  Check out the other participants of ROW 80 here


Anonymous said...

3000 words may not be your goal, but it's still really good. I wish I'd done 3000, and that's without exams and stuff.

Well done on your first publication :-)

Claudia Lefeve said...

That's great that you are looking into all your options. Alot of the ROW80 participants are self-published and it hasn't slowed their progess and success one bit!

Kate said...

I've been very with my indie journey up till now. I'm about to release my second book via Amazon, so I guess it must be working enough for me to try it some more.
You will have some of your cache to bank on when self-publishing, so I encourage you to use it, if you can! I'll bet you could be really successful.

Gabrielle said...

Thanks so much for the support! I'm sure indie is a huge challenge, but I see some great facets to it also.

Julius Cicero said...

Feast or famine is how it usually happens. Never fear, for peace will be achieved with patience and a clear mind. Keeping your mind busy with the status quo usually reveals the solution to your troubles. And usually it's beautifully simple, an epiphany if you will. Stand firm and do not falter.