May 30, 2013

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m not much for astrology.

Living near Sedona’s well-known psychic vortexes is finally starting to take its toll, though. When I saw the message below in my fortune cookie at Panda Express one recent afternoon, it was the final impetus I needed to take a big step.

That’s right. I’m going to take the plunge into the world of indie publishing.

Now, if you ask the Boyfriend, he’ll tell you “I’ve been telling her for years she should self-publish.”

Yes, yes he has.

But until recently, I wasn’t ready. Now I am. I have stories to tell, and I want to share them with the world. With the indie route gaining more and more devotees every day, I decided to invest the money I’d have spent going to RWA Nationals this summer in getting my first novel ready for release instead.

There’s so much to learn, and I’ve been soaking up all the information I can. I signed up for an indie publishing class, and joined Indie Romance Ink, a yahoo group for self-published romance authors.

I’d planned to make a big announcement about this new direction … but then I accidentally outed myself with a few comments on Twitter, so my big bang became more of a breathy whisper.

Anyway, I’m now trying my best to set up the infrastructure I’ll need to spread the word far and wide.

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Join me on this new adventure. It’s going to be a wild ride.

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