An opinion request from me. I’ve met all kinds of people here on WordPress. Of course you’re here to blog but I know there are quite a few who aspire to be published one day, be it self or the traditional route. If you’re in the middle of your project or just done with one I’d love to know what your plans are. I’ve met many people who’ve done things either way and they all have produced quality writing to be proud of.
There are a few people I’ve met who write for fun. I’d love to know what it would take for you too to make the decision to publish your work.
This is just for my own curiosity. I have a publisher and have thought about self-publishing as a possibility before I signed on with someone. For my zombie-thriller Affliction, it became eventual that I was just wanting it to be read by any who enjoys the genre. I started off writing for ‘fun’ as an escape from a hectic full time job and full time college courses. For me, it was finally something I had complete control of. Once I started letting friends read it and they enjoyed every chapter as I wrote it, after it was complete- it was then I decided to push forward to find an agent or publisher. It took about 13 queries before someone said ‘yes’. My advice to any one early in my writing career would be that it’s truly a crap- shoot to find an agent or publisher. I would also say that rejection is not the judge of your writing capabilities- plain and simple.
Of course I’ll expand more into how I signed with a publisher at a later time but I really want to hear from you. What would it take?