5 Stages of Publishing

Denial – I’m exhausted from writing my story, then editing and revising it.  Finding a publisher or self-publishing cannot be as hard as what I’ve already gone through.

Anger – Why do people keep saying, “Get your book published!”  Do they think I can just snap my fingers and it will magically happen?  Don’t people realize how hard it is??

Bargaining – Maybe I don’t ever need to publish.  I do not need to monetize my creativity.

Depression – No one is ever going to know the characters I created, or the world and story I constructed.  What a waste.

Acceptance – I will have to write a query letter.  And start a website/blog to connect with readers.  I will either query agents and publishers, or I will self-publish with Amazon and figure out where I want to go from there in terms of advertising.



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3 responses to “5 Stages of Publishing

  1. Kara Cunningham

    I wish I could leave a big heart emoji here. So true.

  2. From what I hear in my NaNoWriMo group, this is quite common. I’m glad that I didn’t have to go through any of those—I just have to put up with everyone calling me crazy for doing it the way I do. Oh well, I can own crazy!

    Love your articles.

    • I love your “crazy” way. Find your audience any way you can. But it takes a lot of hard work, no matter which way, there is no easy way. You work hard at the writing you do, and it shows! 🙂

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