How did I not know that today is Indie Author Pride Day? Thank goodness I saw my friend Colleen’s Instagram post or I may have missed it.
The long and short of it is that I’m proud to be an indie author. Competition is tough out there, and sometimes we have to go it alone.
Have no fear, indie authors. There are many who have gone before us who have self-published—think Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf.
Since 2012, I’ve independently published 5 books in addition to collaborating with my two favorite colleagues, Leeanne & Chip, on an event planning textbook published by Kendall-Hunt Publishing. All during this time, I’ve taught college and have always been able to balance the two.
Indie authors who do the grind for the sheer love of writing and storytelling are to be celebrated. There are plenty of other things we could be doing with our time, but we choose to do it for this simple reason: we are storytellers and love it.
If you’re so inclined, I’d love it if you’d pick a book of mine for your beach read. Let me know how you like it.
I’m always striving to do better.