Welcome to a new year of memories.
Last year about this time I was making memories by riding self-supported by bicycle Jacksonville to Key West. In fact 2015 saw 3 such trips, the 2nd being Minneapolis to Chicago and the 3rd Pittsburgh to Washington DC. 2016 is sure to hold many more cycling opportunities . . . since I got a new bike!
|Torker Interurban Mixte From Uptown Bikes, on sale $600|
I am earnestly looking at the benefits of self-publishing, asking other author friends about their experience. I am at a mid-career point where I’m wondering how many more years I have to wait. Wait for an agent, an editor. I know there have been earth-shaking changes to the publishing industry in the past twenty years. Agents today are busier than ever, but the stakes are so much higher. There seems to be very little time to wait out an author with a slow arc of success. The dividends must come quicker, with almost immediate returns.
I love story. I love writing stories. And I want them to be the best they can be. 2016 will be about trying to find balance in a changing industry—between self-publication and going the traditional route.