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Monday, March 4, 2013

For Doom or Destiny?

I've done a bit of soul searching lately in regards to Pendomus.

Like I said last week, I'm getting restless with book 1. That's sort of an understatement, but whatever. I've grown so much as a writer, hell, as a person, since I started it... and I need to do other things. Explore new territories. Experiment!

In my pursuit of forward momentum, I've decided to set a new goal - a new goddamn deadline.

If Pendomus does not have the interest of an agent by May 1, 2013,
I will self-publish it

I know I've said it a million times, but in the beginning, self-publishing never really interested me. However, the more I look into it now, the more I wonder if it has always been my unsung hero, waiting patiently in the corner for me to bring it into the light. I find my life is sorta like that. The one thing I really don't want to do, ends up being the one place I need to go.

Why? Usually, it's a growth thing. It makes me step outside my comfort zone to take a different path than what I expected.

In addition, for those of you have patiently waited, sticking by my writing of this book, it's because of you that I do this. I owe it to you to get Runa's story out into the world.

Interestingly enough, I've already chosen the date it will be released, too. Kinda makes me think the universe is setting it up to be this way...

So, with all this in mind, stay tuned!

May 1st I will reveal the release date of Pendomus, Book 1!


Ray Plasse said...

Wonderful! I do think that's the way to go for now. Get it out there and move on to a new project to get your juices flowing. Can't wait to read it!

Shay Millar said...

What ever you end up doing, I support you 100%!!! Plus you didn't write an ab**tion like MA... ... ... Some one will see your book and see it for the gem it truly is and snatch it up in a heartbeat. And if it isn't picked up by May, self-publishing isn't the end of the world, hell, I could give you info on SEVERAL conventions that cater to the self-published world. There are more then you think and most are super nice and intellectual people :P

Carissa Taylor said...

This is exciting!

I love the sound of your book, and it seems like we love the same genres. My current MS is a sci-fi/fantasy with dystopian themes.

And you have a pretty cool name too ;)

Carissa Andrews said...

Hi Carissa! Nice to meet you! Thanks for the comment. I'm looking forward to making things happen with Pendomus. No matter WHICH way I do it. Hey, you have a pretty awesome name, too, btw. ;)