Monday, 22 February 2010

Awards, Announcements, and Anguish

The official email came through, confirming I was a finalist, and inviting me to the Shorty Awards ceremony in New York.  I declined.  Obviously.  Where the heck would I find the cash for a plane ticket?  If you're there, when they say 'the nominees are...' and read out my name, raise a glass in the direction of England.

I announced - finally - my desire to self-publish.  How long have I battled with that one? It was always the shiny option for me, but I know that is not a widely held view so I kept putting off the moment I dedicated myself to it in public.  Commitment-phobe.  I made the announcement yesterday on my blog - From Brain to Bookshelf yesterday.

This will be hard.  People yearn for the perfect publishing deal, where they are free from the burdens of enterprise and left to do nothing but write.  I'm not one of them, but I am aware of the task ahead.  Anguish and adventure, here I come.


  1. If anyone can pull off an awesome self publishing project, it is you. I've seen everything you've done with spreading the word on Twitter and blogs, and you know how to promote yourself. I am sure it is going to be a huge success and lead to a publishing deal down the road. Good luck!

  2. That is so kind. Thank you. It would be great to do this without a publisher ever getting involved - not sure how viable that is, but this may be the best time in the history of the written word to find out so I have to have a go!

    I've no idea whether or not I will be successful but there's a reason 'intriguing' is my favourite word. I can't keep away from intriguing things, and the developments in the digital book market over the last year have reached 100% intriguing humidity. It is time for a book storm! :)


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