Life has a habit of throwing us in to the kiln, and I still don't know what the final masterpiece of me will look like. But I know no matter what I will never give up on my dreams.
Recently my publisher announced they were having financial difficulties. They were going to have to transition from being an Independent Press into a Vanity one.
That's just not something I can afford. Also, I wish them well, but I cannot support a vanity press. It just goes against everything I believe in what a publisher should be. I know this couldn't have been an easy decision, but I've had a hard time wrapping my head around it.
What does that mean for me and the future of my books? I will keep writing, of course, and keep pushing to get my books published. It sucks that I am back to square one, but I refuse to give up.
Maybe one day I will have a new publisher for this particular series even if four of the seven books in this series have been published. The only positive I can see from this mess is improving my books in terms of editing and such.. It really breaks my heart, but I cannot remain somewhere I don't belong.
My books are still available on Amazon, but I feel when I get the funds to be able to afford to pull the rights for all of them then I will have to. It's a difficult hand that I've been dealt, but I won't let it break me. I won't let my dream perish. It can only go up from here.
Linda M. Crate is a published writer whose works have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. She is a two time push cart nominee and the author of four books of poetry the latest of which is These Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, September 2017). You can support Linda's writing career by following her and her works here: https://www.facebook.com/Linda-M-Crate-129813357119547/.