Okay, deep breath.
It’s not easy to write this without a glass of wine in me but I’m going to (and hope I then press publish). Over a year ago a blog buddy of mine, Duncan,from Madhatters, suggested I put some of my posts together and publish a small ebook for Christmas. He said he would buy it, so that’s one sold anyway. At the time I felt it was way out of my depth and I did nothing.
However a year or more has passed and I’m beginning to wonder if I could. My reasons for doing so are: 1. To learn about the process of self publishing, without putting a precious book I may write some day into the future at risk, and 2. The enjoyment of editing old posts and gathering them together under different titles; possibly parenting, humour, inspiration and stories.
My problem is… where do I start? Apart from googling ‘self publishing’ and trawling through a million posts I’ve no idea at all what to do. So I am asking my writing pals here have you any advice to allow me self publish as simply as possible?
To my readers I also have a question (or two)
1. What do you think of my idea?
2. What type of posts do you most enjoy reading on my blog, that you would wish to read in an ebook?
The reason I took a deep breath before writing or publishing this, is that it is not easy to ask for help. What if no one answers? What if I don’t go through with it and I’ve said I will?
However I really do want to further my writing and I believe this would be a really interesting first step. It would not be to make money, as the book will probably be only minimally priced, or even free. So please if you have any advice at all for me let me know,either here or via my contact me.
Thanks again each and everyone of you, who take the time so regularly to read my nonsense and to those of you who comment and share so openly.
I’m pleased I’ve had the nerve to write this post, now the only question is, will I ever publish it? Mmmm is it too early for wine?
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