So, here’s my dilemma du jour:
As some of you may remember, I’ve been saving up a small nest egg to fund the cover art for my next book, Bestiary. However, I recently learned that I have an impending vet bill for one of my cats that will probably wipe out a large chunk or all of this money. This is obviously not even taking into account any additional marketing/promotional expenses an indie release would entail.
Meanwhile, I just learned a very reputable small press publisher is opening up to submissions. The compensation they offer is extremely competitive, and I have a few “ins” that might help my odds of acceptance a little. On the other hand, getting in would basically nullify the editing I’ve already paid for and take the release details out of my hands.
Needless to say, I’m a little torn, but I am leaning slightly more toward the latter option at the moment. I think I’ll mull it over and sleep on it before coming to a concrete decision.