I know you’re probably wondering why the cover of my very first novel, The Legacy, went from this:
Well, there’s a lot behind the story and I’ll make it very simple and concise for you: I made a mistake.
I didn’t trust my gut when it came to this publishing business. I foolishly thought that, with the help of a publishing company, I could make a bigger impact in my writing career. But as soon as I got the ball rolling with my previous publishing company I soon learned that I could have done everything and MORE on my own. (That’s not to say I still can’t make an impact with a publishing company. It’s just that I clearly chose the wrong one).
See, I doubted myself. I doubted my abilities and my reach as a writer. After several bothersome issues I realized I could no longer ignore the fact that I was not happy with my decision and I made the choice to leave.
I struggled for a while with what to do. Should I just stay? It’s not that bad, right? At least I wasn’t self-published. So many people look down their noses at self-published authors as if we are the scum of the Earth in the publishing business. Especially a BLACK self-published author, but that is neither here nor there because I could make a whole ‘nother blog post about that foolishness. But I realized I couldn’t let that voice of doubt influence me anymore. I had to trust my gut once and for all.
I got myself into this mess and I am hoping I can get myself out of it.
I have a trunk full of THE LEGACY (first edition) paperbacks that I am trying my hardest to get rid of. I have made them $10 PERMANENTLY and I’m throwing in the matching bookmark and a pen. There is also FREE shipping. Purchase your copies here.
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I can’t thank you enough.
Necole, over & out.