I hadn't had much luck getting my first book, "For the Future Generations" (I'm rewriting it because the first edition was horrible, but that's another story for another time). Then my sister-in-law told me she'd heard the CEO of Thomas Nelson on the radio talking about self-publishing, and how indie authors who sell well are more likely to get a literary agent's attention. Like I said, I'm rewriting my first book and I just published a new book. Honestly, though, aside from the price of editing, I think I like independent publishing better. I'm not stuck doing speaking engagements that a publicist has arranged for me, and I get to market a lot faster.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like escaping reality. It's an adult's version of playing pretend. I also like seeing the ideas in my head come to life and evolve into ways I couldn't have imagined.