Indie Life – The Joy of Being Indie

I’m very excited to be joining Indie Life.  The second Wednesday of every month a group of indie writers post on things related to being an indie author.


When it comes to being an indie author, I feel like a baby. I’ve only been published just over two months. The decisions to self-publish was only about seven months ago. There’s still so much out there to learn and do. But I love it! So I’m starting my first Indie Life post with my top five reasons I find joy in being an indie, in no particular order. And yes, some of these are applicable whether you’re traditionally or indie published.

  • Control. Yup. I’m a control freak and being able to have control over all the little details makes me giddy. Okay, fine, it also brings the occasional headache, but overall I love it.
  • Support. I’ve been very blessed to be surrounded by family, friends, and other writers who have whole-heartedly supported my decision to self-publish. Knowing those around are behind the choices I make, even when I announce I’m taking the indie route, makes me thankful.
  • Connections. Between other authors, book bloggers, and readers, I love the way I get to connect with other people as an indie.
  • Flexibility. I love that I can maneuver however I want/need to. Like releasing a prequel. I didn’t think that would come until later, but readers wanted to know more about a character and I’m so happy to give it to them sooner instead of later.
  • Dream. I get to live my dream every. Single. Day. Yes, sometimes it gets exhausting to write/edit/market/ect. but on the whole, I’m so happy to share my stories with others!

What do you find joy in?


20 replies on “Indie Life – The Joy of Being Indie”

It was my first Indie Life post, too. The flexibility and control are my favorite things about being an indie author. It is definitely exhausting, but so rewarding.

Another control lover, yay! It’s so awesome knowing when something turns out fantastic it’s because of you and when something doesn’t turn out well, you can learn how to correct it.


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