Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Indie Life--The Waiting Room

It's Great to be an Indie because . . .

You can walk right past the waiting room

If you've tried the traditional route, you know the "waiting rooms" of which I speak: agent waiting rooms, acquisition waiting rooms, publishing waiting rooms. If you submit your manuscript to an agent, expect to wait a few weeks (or even months) to hear anything. If you get an agent and go out on submission, expect to wait to hear from the editors. Expect to wait to hear if an offer is made. Expect to wait for contract details. Expect to wait for revision requests. For it to appear in bookstores. Wait. Wait. Wait. If your manuscript is ready, that's a lot of time to set it aside when it could potentially be earning royalty money. Just a thought. :)

Because being Indie doesn't have to mean going it alone.