After many years of trying to get my picture book manuscripts published in New Zealand and Australia through conventional publishing companies, with no success as you may have guessed, I have decided to be brave and self-publish. Through this blog I will be sharing my self-publishing journey, so that you can learn from my experiences, and I can learn from yours!
There are many writers out there that blog, and good on them, but many are very negative I have found. For example, 'Your book probably didn't get picked up because it's crap.' Or, 'There are people that can write, and people that can't, and most people can't.' I mean to say, is that helpful? I would like to be as encouraging as possible, whilst being honest. Do your best, learn from the best, and have a go. That's what I have done.
My next post will be called, 'The Manuscript - Get It Right'.