For awhile my blog has dealt with the Iowa background of my novel The Northeast Quarter. As time went on, I felt that some of the experiences I encountered in writing, publishing and selling the book were something I wanted to explore as well. I have decided to pitch these next few articles to other self-published authors as well as anyone who considers writing a novel and going the self-publishing route.
I wrote The Northeast Quarter over a six year period. I had been a playwright for several years and this was my first novel. Since I am of retirement age, one could say I got off to a late start. I had considered the traditional route – submitting a manuscript to an agent who, depending on his/her acceptance of me as a client, would then begin to submit the manuscript to a publisher, etc etc etc. This