Like almost all other things in this world, you can find out literally everything you need to know about ‘indie publishing’ online. You can find out what to do, what not to do, and it doesn’t cost a thing (apart from hours and hours of time and patience which could be spent doing something infinitely more fun, of course, like creating free-range-egg-art…)
…what you really can’t find out anywhere online is what it’s actually like for you to be the indie author. You’re unique after all, even if you’re a twin, and I think you can guarantee with near certainty that the factors that make up your life have never been in play quite like this before.
This means that when it comes right down to it, you’re pretty much alone in the Universe.
Cool? Yes. Scary? Well…what do you think?
This post was going to be a comprehensive break-down of what’s been going on — book-wise — in my life since The Number 3 Mystery Book went live on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de, around 3 weeks ago. At least, that was my initial intention. Mainly because my prediction was that nothing much would have happened with it yet.
Well, while my novel isn’t exactly making huge waves in the digital world yet, things are most certainly happening. Nothing out-of-this-world incredible that’s going to make the papers, but a series of events and occurences which have taken me completely by surprise. The only problem is that I can’t talk about most of it here right now. I mean, I could, nobody is stopping me, but now doesn’t feel like quite the right time.
One thing I can say, though, is that people are amazing. OK, so they’re capable of terrible things, and some of them have an inexcusable taste in music, and some of them don’t know what a comma is for, but if there’s one thing the past 3 weeks have taught me it’s that you should never underestimate human kindness. It’s out there, I guarantee it, and as soon as I can I’ll be explaining this in much more detail.
For now, Goodbye! I’ll be back with a new short story in the next few days hopefully. Thanks for reading.