So after a lot of thinking, talking to myself, arguing with myself, talking it over with the hubs, I’ve decided to go ahead and self publish. At first I was trying to avoid this route. I wanted to go the old fashion way. I wanted to struggle with rejection over and over until someone said “YES! This is exactly what we’ve been looking for!”. I wanted to walk into a book store and find my novel placed carefully on the shelf. I wanted to do book readings and sign copies of my newest work, but more than any of that, I want my book out there. I want people to read what I so desperately put my heart, my sweat, into. I want you to connect with my characters and say to yourself, “Oh, I know someone just like that.” I want you to read what I have and beg for more. I don’t need a publishing company to tell me that I have something good because I know I have something good. I know that people will relate. I know that when you are done reading it you will suggest to someone you know to read it. I want you to fall in love with my characters and I want you to see a little bit of yourself in each of them. Of course, I am aware that you could do this if I waited around for someone to come to their senses and publish my book, but to be honest with you, I don’t know what could happen later today, this month, the next, or the rest of the year, but I do know that now is the time for me to do what I love. So in just a few more weeks, my book, “The ‘B’ Word” will be available for purchase on the kindle and the nook. I haven’t figured out an exact release date. I’m waiting on my cover to be drawn and I don’t want to rush it, but I’ve been assured that we will be ready to roll mid-September. So pass it along. Tell your friends, tell their friends, tell your family, tell complete strangers because the bottom line is this: without you, without each of you, it won’t make a difference where my book sits. I mean it.