Hi, Cheryl and Dory,
Happy Mother’s Day!
Wow, you’re doing great with your word count! I used to be a workshop junkie, but for some time now, have found I just don’t have the time anymore. I am finding that self publishing takes quite a bit of time.
Writing, formatting for eBook and paperback, creating book covers, revising and editing, spell checking, working with beta readers and then editors, copyrighting, then finally publishing on Amazon with KDP. Sometimes I get so tired of all the work, I think about attempting traditional publishing again. But finding an agent and/or publisher is very time consuming as well and if you do get a publishing contract, you still have to go through the editing process and then most publishers require the author to market the book. I’m still learning marketing. The one contract I was offered from a well respected tradition publisher offered such abysmally low royalties that I couldn’t face letting that publisher have my manuscript.
Well, I’ve started another WIP that’s intended to be a novella. I’ve got two other WIPs that I also intend to be novellas. At least I’m keeping myself busy.
Well that’s all folks. Have a good upcoming week.