“Why am I self-publishing? I'm through with a project that started more than three years ago, Bum's Rush. I have confidence in the book. So why am I self publishing? Simple, I don't want to be at the mercy of agents and publishers. Self-publishing is exhausting, but waiting for query replies is disheartening and frankly, I'm no spring chick anymore. I have to hurry. Mostly, I'm not good at the waiting game. This way I can be busy moving forward instead of twiddling my thumbs, wishing and hoping.”
If that isn’t enough to warm your heart as an independent author, try this McKenzie quote:
“Though I'd love to sell a bunch of books, more than anything, I just want my stories to be read. If I have to, eventually, give them away, that's okay, too. My wish for you is health, happiness, and the freedom to achieve both. God bless.”
Her (Elizabeth’s) blog opens with a quote from Anne Rice, “TO WRITE SOMETHING, YOU HAVE TO RISK MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF." Some of us just can’t help ourselves from taking that risk, and there are probably readers who, after reading our works, think we succeeded.