Guest blogger Lynn Hubbard on being Indie.
A passionate writer, I only write when I’m inspired. I can go weeks without working on my book and then sit down and write thousands of words at a time. I do not use a timeline; I get into my characters’ minds and write whatever they would do given the situation.
So my writing style is very different from most romance books. People either hate it or love it. I’m very glad many more people love it! I don’t think I could write with a deadline; it would be too stressful for my characters. Therefore I’m an Indie. An independent author. For a long time I did not realize that I was an Indie. I just wanted to do it myself. I’m very artistic and love designing and creating whether it is a novel, a cover, a website, etc.
I didn’t want someone picking apart a manuscript that I poured my heart into, so I decided to self-publish with an online company. I was tickled to death at first, and then I started looking at the numbers. Everyone gets some. Later I read a book that inspired me to start my own publishing company. So I did and Lemon Press Publishing was born. Not only do I publish my own books but I also help other Indies get their books online or into print.