I've been independently publishing since 1999. No matter how you say it, it's self-publishing. That doesn't mean I couldn't get published and I turned to doing it myself. It means I wanted to do it myself. Be in control of the layout, the cover and the editing (though editing has been a challenge in the past, I have gotten better at it). Over the past several years I've been honing my writing skill. It's said, it takes 10,000 hours to prefect your art. Recently my writing style (or my voice) has clicked and I'm more comfortable in my prose. What can I say... I'm a slow learner, but it looks like I've been doing it 10K hours, who can say.
So over the past couple months I've been working diligently to get more exposure, with more posts on social media - Twitter is the best resource for me. To seek out others who write the genre that I do. With constant work and a lot of introductions it appears It's paying off. Having the support of my peers, at this point is worth more than money. Any writer will tell you that.
So what's next for me?
I plan to continue self-publishing, but with the goal of becoming published mainstream. A summer project is in the works with that goal in mind. I'll have some exciting news to share about that project and about something really cool about my pulp series Captain Hawklin in the next few weeks. Including information about appearances I'll be making this year... Including book signings.
Until then, check me out on social media and join me there.