Thank you all for your messages, emails, and postings. I’m feeling a bit better and will be resuming Morning Coffee on Monday.
What is it about life that causes us all so much stress? So many people contacted me to share their own stories and how they, too, suffer from bouts of depression (and I don’t mean little blues here and there).
Sometimes I think we do it to ourselves by putting too much pressure on what we should or shouldn’t do. For me, it’s very hard to say the word NO, even to myself. Perhaps that is something I have to work on for 2018.
I’ve taken this week hiatus to really think about what fun things to do next year and I want to hear from YOU. So I have a few questions for you. 🙂
You may have noticed that I’ve segregated my Amish postings from my other posting. My Amish blogs are now posted on the Amish Fiction Authors page and I have reserved the Sarah Price blog for my other postings. Do you like that segregation?
For Amish Fiction Authors, would you like more book reviews? Excerpts? Recipes? For my Sarah Price blog, do you enjoy following my adventures on the farm in Florida and with the horses? Would you like weekly inspirational posts?
Let me know what YOU want to read on the two different blogs.
FACEBOOK AND LIVESTREAMS
Many of you follow me on Facebook; some do not. What types of things would you enjoy seeing on Facebook? More photos? Book information? I’ve never been one of those authors who likes constantly posting BUY MY BOOK, BUY MY BOOK (but please…do consider buying my books 😉 ). However, I noticed that many people are watching the live streams, but are not commenting on the other items. Is it because they are not showing up in your news feed or just because it is something you didn’t like?
Additionally, what type of stories do you like to read? I’m considering doing short novellas again…like a serial book. They’d be about 100 pages and only be .99 cents but only in ebook format. At the end of the serial, I would publish a print version. Is that something of interest?
I have so many ideas but it does take a long time for an entire novel to form–from idea to first draft to final draft to publication. I know that I will be self-publishing more in 2018 for that very reason…although, with self-publishing, there is less editing involved which always worries me that there will be typos, errors, or mistakes.
You see, when a publishing house buys a manuscript, they put it through a very lengthy editing process: developmental editing, proofreading, typesetting, audio production (which helps find errors, too), and final edit. Each one of those stages has three or more edits. That’s one of the reasons why I can submit a book on December 15th and it won’t hit the bookstores until October of the next year!
With self-publishing, while I have editors, it certainly isn’t as extensive as the editing process that manuscripts undergo with a publishing house. Self-publishing allows me to produce less expensive ebooks but there is the risk of typos and mistakes. Even my professionally published books have errors in them, despite that lengthy editing process. So I know that self-published books will have errors slip through the cracks. 🙁
Anyway, that’s my update for the day and week. Again, thank you for your prayers and kind words. It truly did help. <3
Hugs and blessings,