Why I decided not to take Futurescapes after all

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. On September 30th, a deadline was made to submit my manuscript along with the first payment to the Futurescapes Workshop. I will admit that I was super excited about being admitted into the workshop and had every intention of going to the virtual workshop.

Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be and here’s why:

The payment plan – After I signed up for the workshop, I got an email detailing how much the workshop was going to cost me: $2,090 dollars. A generous donor eliminated $500 dollars (I believe) to make up the difference. However, I was having too many financial issues when it came to this situation and I had no other choice but to back out of the deal.

My Goals – I also realized that writing science fiction/ fantasy novels is something I would want to self-publish more than go the traditional publishing route. Although both routes will take a long time to build an audience, I find that self-publishing is a faster alternative to gain more readers into reading the author’s work than waiting a year or more for their books to be on the shelves.

Harlequin: As I stated a few posts back, I have decided to follow my childhood dream of writing for Harlequin. So far, The line I wish to write for is still active and my plan is to take a little bit of break between my Truson S.E.T. Series books and write for one of their category romance lines. I will be sure to keep you posted.

Was I a little sad that I wasn’t going to be able to go to the workshop? Yes and no. I know that going to the workshop would give me the chance to be critiqued and judged by a literary agent but I kind of like doing things on my own. Even if I was alone when it came to running my business, I would enjoy every minute because I wouldn’t have to worry about going the traditional publishing route and try to self-publish things on my own.

Hope this post helped. See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

Published by Dominique Gibson

My first love has always been writing since I was eight years old. After getting my Bachelor's Degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and struggling for years trying to get published the traditional way, I decided that the only way to promote my work was to promote myself which is why I am self-publishing my paranormal romance The Truson S.E.T. Series.

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