I AM ON A WRITER’S HIGH GUYS.
Oh boy oh boy.
I have been saving this scene for, like, ever. There are some scenes I can see in my head – let’s call them Road Markers – that drive my narrative. Usually I’ll have a few in mind, and then my story flows as I try to get to the next “marker.” The one I just got to use is probably my second favorite of all time (after the climactic scene in Path of Needles, where….BUT OH WAIT. THAT’S NOT PUBLISHED YET OOPS).
Totally doing a little happy dance.
On a semi related note: I’m starting to think of self-publishing for my next series. I’ve not been getting any bites from agents, and, well, I kind of like self- publishing, for all the work it entails. And I’ve been having some thinky-thoughts on how to launch this next series so that it really takes off. I would definitely outsource my editing to get rid of those pesky typos that I always, inevitably, miss. And I’m thinking of making a corresponding website with some web-exclusive content. Maybe some great art (by some fancy artist friends). A fancy trailer. A few extra mini-stories that I didn’t get to put in my book. Background information on the fairytales and myths I’m
pillaging using for my story. A week of promotions and maybe a giveaway or two. Basically, pumping all my connections for any help they could offer.
It would take a lot of planning, but then again, I think it might be worth it.
Any thoughts? Pro-self publishing? Anti-self publishing? I open the forum for discussion.