Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I am officially a fan of being an unpublished author.

What freedom!

What joy!

What choices!

While I stil intend to work on Lodestar and all its needed revisions, I am fully invested in experimentation.

First short story?  Adult romance

First novel? Adult romance

Second novel? YA high fantasy

Third novel? Adult urban/contemporary fantasy

Short story of last weekend?  Steampunk and dragons

Next planned novel? Adult adventure

I love this freedom to explore and experiment.  Have I found my voice yet?  Maybe.  But perhaps not.  That's the joy of being unpublished.  I can experiment, write whatever I want, and seek out my voice.

I can play with the rules and buck tradition.

In other words, I have complete and utter control and the absolute freedom to exert that in whatever manner I see fit.

I love being an unpublished author!

What about you?  What do you love about the stage you're at in this publishing journey?


  1. Love this post, Stephanie. So often we focus on the things we don't have that we lose sight of the things we do.

  2. I agree with you. Although I really want to be a published author, I enjoy the freedom I have now. No deadlines, no expectations. Just me being free to write.

  3. Same thing. I'm all over the place and I'm loving it. I'm loving having no deadlines and the freedom to write WHAT I want, WHEN I want.

  4. I love this post!!! I love the freedom to choose what to work on, no deadlines (except for the one's in my head).

    Networking is currently forming friendships with no need of shoving a book down one's throat (not that I wouldn't if I had to!)

    Being unpublished is a great feeling and has perks just like being published does!

  5. This is great! I love all your different genres!

    I love being a self-published author right now. I can publish whatever the heck I want and nobody's telling me NO. I love that. I love that even if I traditionally publish I still have the option to self-publish.

  6. Amen!

    I hope that we all get to write what we want even when we do get published.


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