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Sunday, August 14, 2011

First Post

This blog will chronicle my journey into the realm of self publishing. As of right now, I have written 98,922 words of my very first novel--a fantasy adventure. I predict the story can be told in less than 120,000 words, so, at my present pace, I guess another six or seven weeks of writing.

I have made the decision (for now) to forgo the traditional route of publishing by not seeking out an agent, and instead, to throw my hat into the self publishing arena.

I'm going to really give it my all and see what happens. I'm a very cynical guy (it's gone beyond the glass being half empty . . .there is no glass to begin with . . . It's shattered) and I see it being a real uphill, near impossible, battle. It seems everyone and their grandmother has a self published book on the Kindle or the Nook these days. I really don't see how I can stand out among hundreds of thousands of other fish in the sea. But we'll see.

For now, I'll just keep writing and updating this blog on a weekly basis. Also, I'll try to view the glass as half full and keep a positive attitude.

So, if there is anyone out there interested in epic fantasy adventure novels, I sure hope you follow me on my adventure and see how it plays out. One thing is for sure, I won't make it boring for you.

Thanks for your time,
Jason Lee

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