I mentioned a few times in past posts that I made Twilight’s Verge Publishing into an LLC. I may have even mentioned it was in an effort to treat my writing as more than a hobby. And it is. But it’s also to let me do something I’ve been wanting to do – publish the stories of other talented writers that may not fit in the standard niches.
I know a few writers who write because they want to tell the stories in their heads. The idea of making money from their stories is a nice dream, but they have no idea how to make it happen. Even if they did, they’re not interested in taking time away from the writing to do all the technical and business stuff.
I know how to do that stuff. I’ve research contracts. I know how to find editors and cover artists. And I’m pretty good with numbers. I already have accounts set up with the online distributors and Ingram Spark.
Will it take time away from my own writing? Some. But it will do other things that will hopefully make my writing time more effective. It will enforce the need to take my own writing more seriously. It will hopefully make my writing time more effective. I will develop processes and procedures to make the publishing and marketing more efficient and effective. And it may create a small additional stream of income, leveraging costs over not only my own books but the books Twilight’s Verge will publish.
I often feel like there is little I can do to influence how inclusive our societies are. And as one person, there is little I can do a widely visible level. But I can do this. I can make other voices and stories available – so that when someone needs them, they are there to be found. I can give other voices validation and exposure.
It’s worth losing some of my writing time, and I’m looking forward to the work and the adventure it will lead to.