DIY Publishing

Thank you for your suggestions.

I have considered self publishing, particularly using Create Space.

It seems to work pretty flawlessly with Word and Amazon is the World’s Biggest Bookstore.

In the past several people including Susan Stryker have suggested both the Academic Press and other sorts of underground alternative presses.

I really cranked out some 150 pages of over 100 thousand words really quickly.  Then I went to work and bogged down.

I do not want a ghost written book.

Writing is a craft and I have been polishing my skills as well as developing a name.

A few months ago one of the commenters to this blog accused me of “identifying as a writer”.  My response was “I don’t identify as a writer, I am a writer because I write.”  Some of the pieces that I write once or twice a week for this blog are 1500-2000 words long.

I am also reading writers teaching about writing both to over come some bridges between points as well as to overcome things I see as weaknesses in my writing.

I would kind of like to try finding a publisher for my memoir as that would make it easier to find a publisher for some other ideas I have and may wish to work on.

Like many artistic endeavors the actual finishing and marketing a book requires overcoming fear of failure, of rejection.  For me that means conquering some lifetime demons that are the result of childhood emotional abuse.

Having people read my blog in the numbers y’all read it and return to read more is very confidence building.

I’m glad people get something from it.

One Response to “DIY Publishing”

  1. quenyar Says:

    Being a geek, I use LaTeX as my preferred publishing software and they have an excellent memoir stylesheet that makes many things easier. I hate Word in all its forms, particularly the newest awful revs.

    But you should get a good editor. Editors do make things better, especially memoirs.


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