I found a publisher that made me rethink my stance on traditional publishing. Founded by a writer and his wife, these guys help first-time writers transition into published authors. So when I came across their site and read their story, how could I not send them a pitch?
I don’t usually change my mind once I have made a decision. After all, it’s only logical to contemplate, pick one route and stick to it – at least for a reasonable period of time. But sometimes, you gotta do what your gut tells you. And my gut tells me this might just work out.
But if it doesn’t, I am going to have to self-publish, an outcome I am not waiting for. I want my book to reach many people as quickly as possible, and that is a feat best accomplished by traditional publishing. Even if it means giving up creative control and waiting to get published, I am all for it.
On the flip side, the people in my life are wondering what’s taking me so long with this book. What was supposed to be a three to four-month investment has stretched out into nearly ten months. Sometimes, even I wonder whether what I am doing is rational.
But every time I get these thoughts, I remind myself that what I have written is not just another preachy and impersonal self-help book. Granted, it only started as a distraction from some (now dormant) personal issues, but midway through the first draft, it became so much more. Peppered with personal experiences, true to life cartoons, and introspective questions, I realized that my contemporary little book can truly help identify and lessen/eradicate limiting beliefs. Without getting heavy, judgmental or repetitive.
I know for a fact that my book can help people. Now if only someone else sees that too.