As I get ready to finish the last few chapters of my next book this is the foremost question on my mind. My last book sat around for about a year after it was completed. Attempting to get a literary agent was incredibly painful. I sent out a query letter to about 30 agents. It took months for all of the “no thank you’s” to roll in. By then I had been referenced to Barnes and Nobles PubIt. That was OK until I discovered SmashWords. I love SmashWords.
So there’s still more writing to accomplish. And a freaking boatload of editing and tweaking. I’m not sure if that aspect every really ends. But hey, I find typos in books all the time, e-books and printed, so nobody’s perfect.
So back to the matter at hand. The stability possible from an agent is tempting, but part of me would feel guilty for not self-publishing now that I’ve done it. I guess I’ll have to continue pondering this decision. At least I have some time to consider which route I want to explore.