Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dilemma

So, I've been having this feeling that amazon is getting ready to go through something pretty big lately and that if I don't get in there and start selling soon, it'll be just as difficult to crack that egg as NY has been. That's why I had a 4 book line up scheduled for release July 15th...

BUT--

I'm not sure any of the books are ready for publication. The two stand alone full-lengths have come to my attention that they need much help. One was written nearly 10 years ago and just needs a face lift, a major one, but a face lift. The other is more technically ready, but the plot needs some serious tweaking. Then there's my novellas and they need some work... not the books themselves, they're fine, but the overall 5 book plot line keeps changing each book I write. So I find myself going back into book 1 or book 2 to make book 3 make sense. So if I have to keep tweaking books 1 and 2, it doesn't make much sense to publish them only to then have to edit them down the line. Which leaves me with a serious dilemma... do I really have anything ready for publication?

I'm afraid the answer might be a big fat no! :( I'm just not sure what to do with these books... I'm desperate to publish but not at the expense of a good product. I'm quite convinced I have one chance to impress an audience, if I put out crap to begin with I'll lose a lot of readers... but the longer I wait to publish the more I fear I'm losing my window of oppurtunity.

Lots to think about. :(

3 comments:

Lea Griffith said...

Look at you with the pretty--and I mean PRETTY--new site! Very nice :)

Teresa Cypher said...

This new site is beautiful!

Geez, I know what you mean about that lurking feeling about Amazon. Makes me feel as though panic is almost nipping at my heels. Yet...I'm like you. Not really sure anything is ready to go. So, I continue to err on the side of caution. :-)

Marie Hall said...

Thanks guys!!

Me too, totally. Although I do believe I'll be pushing out my Kingdom series sooner rather than later... we'll see though, my thoughts change just about any given Sunday. LOL