Thursday, November 10, 2011


I came to a conclusion about where I am and where I want to be. While self publishing is a good option for many, I have decided to try and traditionally publish "Armed And Outrageous." I think this book could be mainstream. It's a senior sleuth and could be considered a cozy mystery. I believe in this book and the potential of it's sequels. If I self publish, I will lose any chance for it to go mainstream. While I would hope that my followers would buy the book, I know my name is not well know enough to be successful with self publishing.

I have worked the last three days on writing a query and synopsis. It helped me that I had written an outline after the book was finished. I don't know if this decision will result in anything positive, but if I don't try, I'll never know.
Thanks for all your support.


Belinda Frisch said...

I wish you all the luck in the world, Madison. Traditional publishing is hard to break into, but I, too, am trying with my next novel, CURE. Maybe it won't work out, but if I don't try, I'll feel like I cut myself and my work short. I've done the self-pub route. I've been traditionally published, too, in a non-fiction capacity. Not that it's all about money, but I know which helped pay the bills.

Madison Johns said...

I don't know if it will happen, but it's worth a shot. I published a few short stories, but I barely made any sales. It's discouraging.

Good luck with finishing your book and getting it published. You're a good writer and have good reviews. That has to count for something.