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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I just read an encouraging article on self-publishing called 5 Things Indie Authors Do Very Well. I particularly like that Ms. Baverstock acknowledges the courage of those who self-publish. Usually, those who self-publish are teased or ridiculed for being vain and egotistical. Her comments are gratefully received by me, I can tell you that.

In fact, it has been through the process of self-pubishing Minoan Messages on the Gaia Path -- and the subsequent encouragement from friends who bought and read the story -- that led me to invest in hiring a professional editor for the book. This means that at some point, I will publish a second edition for marketing to the public.

But no matter what happens with my own books, I will continue to write and self-publish. And I appreciate knowing that there are people who view self-publishing as valid and worthy.


  1. I don't know much about the publishing process, but it seems that whatever helps you to continue what you love doing and connects you with others who enjoy your work, must be a good thing. It is an interesting article and I'm glad it encourages you. Minoan Messages is a wonderful book!

  2. I am just impressed that you pursue your passion - all I ever seem to do is "think" about writing! ;)

  3. There's something about self-publishing that empowers your voice. I'm so glad this was your first route with Minoan Messages. There's also a place for an editor and publishing the second version that may be accessible to a wider audience.

  4. Diane, thank you so much! I'm so very happy that you are enjoying MM.

    Brenda, I do a lot of "thinking" about writing, too. But my Morning Pages are the practice that keeps my juices flowing to get the words onto paper. I'm grateful for this practice.

    Mermaid, you're absolutely right -- self-publishing is very empowering.


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