Guest Post – Going Indie by L.A. Remenicky
The decision to put my writing out there for the world to see was not an easy one. I never thought I would actually write a book until I was introduced to NaNoWriMo in 2012 by a friend. I signed up even though I really had no idea what I was doing and I thought there was little chance that I would actually succeed. On a borrowed laptop, my journey began as I started typing the story I saw in my head.
When NaNoWriMo was over I had over 50,000 words written and I decided to keep going and start editing. Let me tell you, editing a NaNo book is not for the faint of heart, it’s hard work. I found some beta readers and received some good comments so I kept going; more editing and the search began for a cover and the perfect title. Most would have gone the traditional publishing route, sending off query letters and waiting for their big break.
Me, I decided to jump in with both feet and publish Saving Cassie myself. I found a premade cover, found an editor willing to do a free “final edit”, and I started researching how to publish on Amazon. I told myself it was because I didn’t want to give a publisher a percentage of my royalties but to be brutally honest, I was scared to send my book off and have them tell me it wasn’t any good. If my book didn’t sell I could say I just didn’t have the marketing skills to get it noticed or I didn’t have the money to buy the right advertising.
Well, Saving Cassie sold a few copies and received some good reviews (and some not so good reviews) so I kept writing. It’s as if writing that first book opened up something in my head. Story ideas pop into my head all the time; I’ve even started carrying a notebook with me at all times as I never know when inspiration will strike. I guess “going indie” was the right decision for me. Now, I’m just trying to get my books noticed.
My second novel, Invisible, was released on January 31.This time I paid for a full edit and I am so glad that I did. Invisible is so much better and I learned a lot from my editor. Writing really is a journey. My goal is that each book will be better than the last.
The moral of my story is: find the way that works for you. Whether it’s writing, painting, or whatever – don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. This proud indie author says “Go for it!”
Author: L.A. Remenicky
Release date: January 31st, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
They found each other. Then the killer found them.
Detective Jackson “Jax” McKenna walks into a psychologist’s office and finds that the doctor bears a striking resemblance to his first love, Lainie, who disappeared ten years ago after their disastrous first date ended in violence.
Dr. Elizabeth Parker is really Elaine Wilson, Jax’s Lainie. She’s been in hiding since the night that changed both their lives. Jax discovers the truth when the killer lets Lainie know he’s found her. When Jax and Lainie go into hiding to keep Lainie safe, old feelings resurface as the killer threatens their lives. Can Jax save Lainie and help her stay Invisible?
About the Author:
L.A. Remenicky’s journey to publication started with an intro to NANOWRIMO in 2012 and she never looked back. She is a payroll professional by day and writes out the stories in her head by night. She shares her life with her husband and three fur-kids.
Official Website: http://www.laremenicky.blogspot.pt/
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