Over the past few months, I’ve ventured along the self-publishing pathway with my next book, Retribution. I vowed not to be beaten by the myriad of things I had to learn. At the end of long, gruelling days, I didn’t have a head ache, but I could feel my brain expanding in my skull. I’d developed better thinking muscles, because I’d learned so many new things in a condensed time frame. It felt good to be challenging myself.
Working with cover designers, editors, formatting programs, book delivery services, KDP Rocket, Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon Marketing Services and a swath of other knowledge brokers and programs tore time away from my writing. But that is what any entrepreneur sacrifices in their start-up. Time! Although there were moments when I questioned my sanity, I clung to the knowledge that the effort was worth it. And it was…
Retribution won the Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Pro Award 2017 for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Now in 2018, I am thrilled to finally release it myself…as a self-published author. If you’re interested in a Behind the Scenes look at this gripping romantic suspense about a talented ballerina, a damaged ex-soldier and the dog that saved them both, click here https://dianedemetre.com/sneakpeek/retribution/
Insight…The old saying of ‘use it or lose it’ is a worthy code to live by