I’m getting more and more excited about the possibilities offered with going with an independent press, but I haven’t been able to completely shake the hesitation. I emailed a query to Poisoned Pen last week and I finished the rather complicated and in-depth author and book questionnaire required to submit to Midnight Ink and I’ll be printing off the full manuscript later this week to mail along with it. And yesterday I emailed the full manuscript to Five Star along with a nice recommendation from an excellent writer who apparently has some pull over there.
There are still concerns I have about going this way, but nobody’s beating down my door with offers yet so I’ll make some more calculated decisions as the need arises. Right now I’m just exploring all of my possible options while hunkering down and working on the next book and thinking about my future as a writer.