Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Try Again?

So, I haven't been keeping up with blogging, obviously. And I haven't actually finished any writing projects either. I have been percolating a few new ideas, done a little writing on them, a little research here and there, and thanks to my great hubby, have done LOTS of reading since he got me a Nook color for Christmas 2010.
My Nook has become a great source of entertainment in my house. I read on it, I use the web browser constantly, and my kids play apps on it all the time. However, it has also given me a new avenue to pursue writing, and one I am going to seriously consider, the art of self-publishing.
We've all heard about the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which I am so NOT going to read, thank you very much. I think it's way too over-hyped, and really not my thing anyway. But not my point. My point is that if not for self-publishing, that kind of success might never have happened.
Now look, I'm not looking for instant fame, or a giant paycheck. Most self-published authors I've found have offered content for free, and rarely do I see a self-published book come in over $5. Most authors could stand a harsh editing session, and there are plenty that are just plain bad.... On the other hand, I have discovered quite a few authors that are self-published that I really enjoy... Insert links later here: :)
Which brings me to the reason I am posting this, nearly 3 years, really? since my last post. I've been reading a lot of Regency romances lately. Quite a large genre, that, and I just don't really get Jane Austen... I've had the idea for a Regency for a long time, and I got an urge to work on it again. VERY irritating I cannot find my notebook that contains the first five or six chapters already, so having to re-write what I can remember and hopefully improve.
At any rate, that is what I am working on at the moment, and if I stick to my guns, will continue posting and hopefully growing the site again.