June 26, 2011

The Indie-Author Lament

So I desperately needed to take a break from my book marketing efforts and do something fun, right? I love dinking around with animation software and I've had Crazytalk Animator for some time now with no specific project in mind. I decided to pour all my self-publishing frustrations into a song. It's a spoof, a little ditty poking fun at everything we indie-authors go through to get noticed.

4 comments:

  1. Everything you said (sang) is so true. You nailed it, Melissa. Good luck. I think this little venture into animation is going to garner a lot of attention for you. You might just be the next Amanda Hockings yet. And you will deserve it, what a brilliant idea!

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  2. Cherri Galbiati told me I had to come and watch your lament. LOL! Isn't it true?!!! And yet, we're still here, lying in wait for the next reader. Oh, my.
    :-)
    The good news? I have new readers, people who would never see my work if I was still submitting to the NY "gatekeepers." :-) And I feel like I worked for every sale. But I get to write the stories I want, using the voice I want. Feels pretty good, actually. :-)

    Regina Duke

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  3. It does, doesn't it? We may have to claw our way to the top of the indie pile, but it's better than being at the bottom of the slush pile anyday! :o)

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