No sooner after I decide to put my new plan as a writer and blogger into action, Apple announces that it is going to open up its iBook store on the iPad to new writers. No publisher, no agent, just follow the requirements needed for electronic distribution and submit. The submission process is easy enough, but there are services out there that help with preparation, distribution and marketing available for a very reasonable price.
Just knowing this really takes some pressure off on the creative side of things. Granted, it’s been a long time since I’ve revisited structure, the organizing of ideas or any storytelling fundamentals, whether it be fiction or nonfiction. This is great. This is really great. I now know that there is actually an outline, a pipeline that doesn’t require jumping through flaming hoops. It’s just one less thing to get hung up on, or turn into an excuse for not doing any work. Or, for trying at all.