Maybe that's why so many writers quit after having tested the self-publishing waters. Maybe that's why some choose traditional publishing over independent, provided they have a way in. Maybe that's why some never even dare to go all the way and shove their manuscripts in the drawers and forget about them. Because going out there on your own is fucking scary. And it's not some hypothetical scary. It's scary as in, you might need to sell your car and your house and starve. Or, if you're not a risk taker, you might need to drive your body into the grave with one, two, three jobs, writing at night, on the weekends, working like a dog and never seeing any results. Sounds brutal? It is.
I'm in the middle of this. Want to hear my fears? If you self-publish, I bet you have every one of them. And a thousand more.
1. I'm not publishing fast enough.Read More