I am working on a marvelously long short story. So far, I haven't really finished a short story that I'm proud of, and technically, this one isn't finished either... but I'm proud of it - and that stands for something.
Over the next month, I hope to finish the short story, get beta readers, line edits, and critiques back from people. By the end of the month, I hope to have the editing completely, with a perfectly polished (or to the best of my capability) piece in my hands.
Sometime in October, I want to publish it.
It's going to sit a little over 10k, or so I imagine with the number of words I have and how much of the plot I have yet to write. And I'm going to publish it for a small fee of .99. I figure I'll go by the standard of .99 for every 10k. It seems reasonable.
Now, I'm still seeking the traditional publishing route for the rest of my novels, and I still have to get them polished and send them out there into the world. This isn't a novel, and I feel like it will be a steal for .99, but we'll see how that goes.
Over the next two months, I hope to keep my blog updated with specifics about self-publishing. I understand the concepts, but I have yet to put them into practice.
And the lovely cover is above - and probably isn't changing (unless someone has some super awesome amazing idea that I haven't thought of yet).
Stay tuned for more information on "My Summer Vacation by Terrance Wade" by RADesilets (I know, it's a total mouthful).