During the month of October, Amazon is celebrating Indie Authors and I am honored to be featured. They’ve asked me to share why I love being an Indie Author so here are my top 10:
10. The Thrill of Discovery
Journey to an undiscovered country or a whole new world. Cast off the bow lines of your imagination and set sail toward whatever star you pick. You’re the captain of your own ship and the destination is w10.here ever you want to go!
9. You’re the Boss
There’s no cigar chomping editor telling you what you can or can’t write. A committee didn’t set your due dates. Gatekeeper? HA! It’s you and you alone calling the shots!
8. Have Pen Will Travel
With all the new technology you can capture an idea whenever one leaps to mind. Jot it down on your phone, take a voice note on your watch or use a napkin and a crayon, you can write and work anywhere.
7. Everything is Work and Work is Good
When you love your job, it’s good to be on duty twenty-four seven. It doesn’t matter if you’re out for a jog or at the store. You’re collecting information constantly. Is the old, run down scary building that you’re jogging by a perfect setting for your horror novel? Isn’t your neighbor’s unique way of speaking just perfect for a character in your new thriller?
6. Change is Good
Have you ever wanted a do-over? Well, Indie authors get them. Find a typo in your published novel? No problem! With a push of a button, and the help of Amazon, we republish! Talk about power.
5. You’re Not Alone
You may be captain of your own ship but you are far from alone on the high seas. If you need help learning to sail, there are thousands of fellow adventures willing to lend a hand. Forums, books and blogs offer countless advice to make what had been a perilous journey smooth sailing.
4. You’re the Schedule Maker
Not only do you dance to the beat of your own drum, but you sail on a tide that you set! You get to write when, where and how you want. It doesn’t get better than that.
3. Your Space—Your Place
Set your writing space up to be your own happy place. You’re not under the yoke of a corporate office. If you want to have posters on your walls, action figures on your desk and write while wrapped up in your favorite bathrobe — go for it! It’s good to be king.
2. You’ve Made It
Being an Indie author means you are an AUTHOR. You’re in the club. You’ve arrived. When someone asks you where they can get your book you can look them in the eye and say—anywhere. E-book or print you’ve got it covered.
And the #1 reason to love being an Indie Author
1. Reach New Readers
The world just got a whole lot smaller. Not long ago, it would take a lifetime to get your work out globally. Now with the push of a button—ZOOM! People everywhere can read what you write.
Being an Indie Author is an adventure like no other. Cast off from the dock, point your bow out to sea and unfurl the sails. There’s never been a better time to start your journey. God speed and may the wind be at your back!
Amazon has selected me to be featured in their October Powered By Indie page. You can check them out along with other indie authors here: www.amazon.com/poweredbyindie.
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