eBooks have changed everything for me. No longer will my writing be relegated to the dark confines of an attic-bound trunk. I now have a platform on which to distribute my work, the stories I’ve always wanted to tell, and they’ll live and die by their own merit on a level playing field.
I’m not driven solely by how many books I sell. That’s not the point.
I make pretty good money as a programmer. I love the work too. I also love to write; always have. With the money I make as a programmer I can subsidize my love of writing. I don’t have to bow to the whims of a fickle publisher, or chop up my vision into baby food to feed the lowest common denominator.
That doesn’t mean I allow myself to write crap. I push myself to write better with each book. I can already see myself getting better. I also see I have a long way to go.
There’s no time to rest on any laurels. I’m spending the rest of this year working on unfinished short stories and catching up on some reading. I have about four indie books I’m planning to read. I’m also writing a collection of tales for my two sons.
2012 will see the release of my second novel, the first in a two-book series. In my head it’s an epic adventure; I hope to have the chops to capture that in the written word.
So if you want to pick up a copy of the book, head on over to my website and follow the links. I really appreciate it.
And now it’s back to work. Take care.