In January of 2007, I began writing a book. I was planning to have it published by the end of the year. I had no idea how hard it is to write a book! Needless to say, by the end of the year I was far from being done writing, let alone ready to pursue publication. But little by little progress was made and pages were written.

Initially, my assumption was that when I was done writing I would have my book published by a professional publisher, providing that they accepted my manuscript. However, in the course of helping a friend on a book project, I read The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Self-Publishing by Jennifer Basye Sander. I felt like I knew much less after reading it than I did before I picked it up, but I was inspired nonetheless! The amount of work required to self-publish a book seems overwhelming, but the potential rewards of going through the process and learning the ins and outs of publishing a book seem well worth it. (I guess I’ll know for sure by the time I’m finished whether that is a true statement or not!)

Rather than travel this path alone, I decided to invite you to join me on my Journey to Self-Publishing so that:

1. The impetus for me to work diligently on my book will be greater.
2. There is an efficient way to collect and organize information pertaining to self-publishing.
3. I can provide helpful information and resources to others who are interested in self-publishing.
4. Lots of people will enjoy monitoring my progress and want to buy my book, Pajama School – stories from the life of a homeschool graduate now that it’s published! 😀