Is publishing something you aim for? Why or why not?
When I was writing fan fiction, I “published” on fan-fic sites such as fanfiction.net and AO3, but oddly when I made the move to original fiction, publishing wasn’t something I considered for a few years. I knew I wasn’t writing well enough to publish at that point.
That changed after I realised that fiction is a two-part process – writing is the first part, having your stories read is the second.
Which route would you choose, self-publishing or traditional publishing?
Since my comfort zone was novella-length, I was somewhere between the two. Few traditional publishers will take a novella from an unknown author, so I looked at smaller independent ones. Ironhaven was published as an e-book through Decadent Publishing, while everything else found a home at Champagne Books.