These are the words of Judge Bill Swann, Balboa Press author of “Politics, Faith, Love”. Judge answered the call to write his book and self-publish with Balboa Press. If you’d like to learn more about Judge, you can visit his website, Facebook page or Twitter account. Download the Balboa Press free publishing guide to receive more information.
Don’t Wait… Just Write
Let me take you on a roundabout way to why you should (1) write, now, (2) pat yourself on the back, and then (3) publish with Balboa. First,–I am not lecturing you here–but if you think about it, there is no writing “tomorrow.” Tomorrow means “someday” or “when I get around to it.” Write now. Do not correct and polish as you go. Just get out a first draft, or just write the start of whatever it is you are thinking about. It does not matter if it has typos, is graceless, or embarrasses you. The point is, it is a beginning you can edit it later. The most important thing is to get it down once. In any old form.
Know Your Writing Style
Second. Not even my wife likes my fiction. Therefore, I stick with what I am good at, nonfiction on topics I know about. There are things that you know better than anyone else in the world. More intensely, with more feeling. Does not matter whether those things are topics for fiction or nonfiction. You are an expert, more than that; you are the best person in the world to get those things in front of other people. Pat yourself on the back. You are the big cheese. The only cheese who can do it.
Publishing with Balboa Press
Third, Balboa. Why? Well, I write a lot. Legal stuff, newspaper columns, some scholarly magazine stuff, and three books. Balboa is a team that cares about your success, and they show that by having excellent team members, who will assist you, even carry you, when you are tired. There are no “stupid questions.” The team members know you are new at this self-publishing stuff. They know it is confusing, even hydra-headed. Trust them.
Balboa Press authors who’d like to share a 350-600 word experience related to the self-publishing of their books are invited to do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or the submission form on the Guidelines page. We may not be able to use every story, but we will read and consider them. Balboa Press reserves the right to edit stories for content, grammar, and punctuation accuracy; as well as for space