Where I am in the writing process: Pretty much the same as last week.
My current problem(s): I'm still not getting enough written, this week due to the time drain that real life is. I also am having those voices screaming, "THIS IS ALL DRAGON DUNG!!!" which is not all that helpful.
Sarah's ???: Thoughts on e-publishing books?
My answer: Though I know the traditional publishing route can be long and arduous, I prefer it to e-publishing if you are really wanting to sell your work to the reading public. I know there are those authors out there who have been discovered through their e-published or self-published works, but the numbers are minimal to those who get an agent and have their work shopped to publishers. And from what I have read over the two years I have been writing seriously, self-pub road can get expensive if you plan to travel to do signings or promotions, or market your work. Also, I would not want to have my book out in any kind of public print without a professional editor going over it. If you are self-publishing, either you don't get that or you have to pay out-of-pocket to get it.
If you just want to see your book in print (or e-print) and aren't worried about sales, do it. But for me, I would only e-pub if I had done absolutely everything I could to get that MS published traditionally.
My ???: I saw a question in the book blogosphere recently about weird character names and I was wondering what you guys think. Do you like strange/odd/unusual character names (or nicknames) or do you prefer more normal names? Does it bother you as a reader if a name is too weird or too generic?
That's it for this time!
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