Meanwhile I was reading about self-publishing online. I liked the fact that I would keep control of the final product, including the title. I liked the fact that I wouldn't have to wait what could be four or more years to find an agent. I wanted Annie's story out there so I could move on with my life. I am not a very patient person. I did not want to have to rely on my query letter in a stack of thousands, making it into the right individual's hands at the right time. It's a good story. I wanted to tell it. I took a self-publishing workshop from Writer's Digest University online and saw that I could do it.
What advice would you give other people inspired to write a book? Would you ever teach a seminar on publishing a book?
I think anyone inspired to write a book, or pursue any other creative outlet, owes it to themselves, not to "try," but to do it. I read somewhere there are no "aspiring" writers, only writers. We only get one chance at this life, and the years go quickly.
I don't have any plans to teach a seminar, and don't really feel qualified to do it. But I am more than happy to answer individuals' questions or help others in any way I can.
Where can people get a copy or more information about Dancing In Heaven?
You can read a brief summary, a few excerpts, and what others are saying about the book at the Dancing in Heaven page on my blog. Dancing in Heaven is available in print and for the Kindle at Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble online in print (they actually have it discounted 10%) and for the Nook. It is also available in other ebook formats from Smashwords.
I love to hear comments or answer questions from individuals who have read Dancing in Heaven. They can do that on the page at my blog.