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.


  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!

  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

  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)