One of the intentions I had with blogging was to keep track of what I was doing as I embark on this self-publishing journey so that others might learn or at least amuse themselves over my decisions and inevitable mistakes. So it is a tad ironic that in an effort to correct one of these mistakes, I’ll probably be writing less about self-publishing.
I made a point of researching advice and reading on the experience of others as I dove into the world of self-publishing. Most people do. As a result, there is a bewildering assortment of advice and guides. Unfortunately, there’s rarely any clear action plan given. In fact, all the best advice emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and that each writer needs to do the things that work well for them. In a previous post I talked about transferring skills from an IT dayjob. So for me, it makes the most sense to weed my way through everything on the internet, zero in on the stuff that plays to my very organized brain, and to put some project management rigour into the daunting writing and self-publishing process.
Translated by Margarita Ponomariova and Kim Green
Although she flew ground attack planes rather than fighters, Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova’s story stands as a good reading companion to the life of my character, Aelita Makarova. As I gear up for the release of Aelita’s War, I thought it would be a good time to re-post, from my old blog, this review of an excellent military memoir.