Last year, after having one novel published by a traditional publisher, I decided to publish my second novel – Thieving Forest – independently.
After six months of research and preparation I launched Thieving Forest in mid-August, and the experience has been enormously empowering.
Also confusing, exhilarating, time-consuming, and an effort that required me to exercise my brain in new and interesting ways.
It was like starting a new job, which it was. And like a hopeless perfectionist, I wanted to do everything right.
What have I learned, and what would I do differently next time? I’ve kept the list short.