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 — inspirational fiction. Back when I created and published the first edition of On the Net, I wanted to try my hand at something new and help writers by giving them a resource guide to the Internet. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to help writers, which I do with Coffee Break for Writers, this blog and answering questions writers may have. However, I have found that I can’t write the Christian fiction novels I have started writing or written the plot for due to the amount of work involved in keeping On the Net updated. That said, after I complete the second edition of my writer reference, I will be selling all rights to the book. Yes, like everything I write, it is copyrighted, but if the right publisher, agent or a non-fiction writer looking for something new to add to his/her booklist offers me a reasonable sum for all rights to the book, then I will sell it to them.
Not only will the buyer of On the Net obtain all rights to the book, but I will also hand over all the information I have: the resources, contact information and 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 On the Net Resource Guide for Writers, don’t hesitate to contact me with an offer or questions.
The first edition of On the Net Resource Guide for Writers has done fairly well, and my email box stays filled with requests from writers anxiously waiting the arrival of the updated edition. Before all rights are sold, I will compose a contract that buyer will have to sign. This will be done to protect both the buyer and me.
I can hardly wait to get back to writing my Christian fiction novels. I’m sure all you writers out there understand where I’m coming from. Honestly, when I started On the Net Resource Guide for Writers, I thought I could handle a new edition every year or 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: Christian fiction and freelance writing (SEO copywriting, blog writing, etc.).
Well, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I feel better. I just hope I don’t regret it later, but I 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 and God bless!