Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September IWSG post – My Path to Publishing

It seems as though just yesterday I posted my August IWSG post and now its time for the September post. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online community of writers, who post on the first Wednesday of every month. IWSG posts are usually writing related. Check out the IWSG website for amazing articles on writing and publishing.

Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (of the super powers fame) started IWSG. Alex is also the author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars.

September 5 question is – What publishing path are you considering/did you take and why?

I’ve always wanted to be traditionally published. Self-publishing sounds very difficult for me. There is so much to do if a writer opts for the self-publishing route, from getting the book edited, to cover design, to printing to marketing. For that reason I never gave self-publishing much thought. And ofcourse one is taken very seriously if one of the Big 6 publishes our book/s.

Looking forward to reading all about your publishing paths.


  1. Too much work for me, that's for sure!

  2. There is a lot of work, plus a lot of expense. Sadly many cut corners and don't do their work justice.

  3. Traditionally publishing is more my path, too. I only self-publish very small works (like Lightning Crimes and my mom's picture books) because I am able to, but the rest I want to publish traditionally.

  4. Big 6 to small press, there is a place for everyone. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  5. Self-publishing seems too much work for me too.

  6. My dream is also to be picked up by one of the Big 6 (now 5), but the consistent Agent rejections have squashed that dream. I'm still deciding my path. Gotta write and submit to be picked up by even a small publisher though.

  7. Hi, Rachna,

    I agree, that is what I have been striving for for ten years... It's a LONG haul, but hopefully we will get there.

  8. Happy Be-lated IWSG Day!
    Selp-publishing isn't for everyone and that's okay. Some who self-pub probably shouldn't, but hey, that's the world we live in. Pursuing trad publishing is reasonable, especialy if you're willing to look beyond the Big 5 (who knows, they may be watching).