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Pondering About "On the Net"…

April 9, 2007 1 comments

For the past week, I have been pondering hard about my non-fiction book, "On the Net Resource Guide for Writers." I still plan to publish the second edition, but I am seriously thinking about stopping after this edition, and I'll explain why…

You see, I mainly write -- and enjoy writing -- romance and inspirational fiction. Back when I created and published the very first edition of "On the Net," I wanted to try my hand at something new, and I wanted to help writers by giving them a resource guide to the Internet. Don't get me wrong, I still want to help writers, and I do still help writers through my free e-zine for writers, answering their questions and etc., but I have found that I can't write all these other books I have started due to the amount of work involved in keeping "On the Net," updated. Since I enjoy writing romance and inspirational fiction more than anything, after the second edition of "On the Net," I will be selling all rights to the book. In fact, I'll probably sell all rights to the second edition. Yes, like everything I write, it is copyrighted, but if the right publisher, agent or etc. offers me a reasonable sum for all rights to the book, then I will sell it to them so I can get back to my true passions: romance and inspirational fiction. Not only will they be getting all rights to the book, but I will also hand over all the information I have that I use to create each edition (the resources, contact information, etc.). So, if you're reading this, and you think you would be -- or know someone who might be -- interested in purchasing all rights to this book, then don't hesitate to contact me for information. The first edition has done fairly well, and my e-mail box stays filled with requests from writers anxiously waiting for the arrival of the next, updated edition. Before all rights are sold, I will compose a contract that will have to be signed. This will be done to protect both the buyer and me.

I can hardly wait to get back to writing what I love and enjoy the most, and I'm sure all you writers out there understand where I'm coming from. When I started this project, I thought I could handle an edition every other year, but I soon discovered that between my freelance writing projects, and my other books-in-progress, I just couldn't handle it all. Therefore, I had to make some choices, and I chose the ones that I love best: writing romance, inspirational fiction and freelance writing (articles, television recaps and short fiction stories).

Well, now that I've gotten that off my chest I feel better. I just hope I don't regret it later, but I honestly don't think I will, because, as I have discovered, my forte isn't non-fiction. But hey, we don't know unless we give it a try, right? Happy Easter & God bless!

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Misti Sandefur
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  • Anonymous 1:53 PM CDT

    I can completely understand where you are coming from. I think you must write what you love. You should be enjoying what you're doing, instead of feeling obligated to do something else. Non-fiction is my passion and though I would love to try writing stories one day, I really can't see that being my strong area. I just adore non-fiction. And you can always change your mind later and decide to write something else. I think a little change can be good for us once in a while. Good luck, I wish you much success and happiness in whatever you choose to do :)