Creatives or the people formerly known as artists have traditionally been characterized as free spirits. Driven by inspiration and in search of the ever elusive muse to finish every endeavor. Songs, novels, and movies frequently paint a picture of them as impulsive and ever breathless from passionate pursuits and kisses. Some creatives may fit this description, however another type of creative has emerged. Between blogging with precision and organizing events with an almost eerie capability is the detail driven creative.
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Putting life together after losing several years to the changes in the independent publishing game due to life choices felt like an eternity. After my divorce, I watched the momentum I’d worked to build writing books dwindle to nothing as I shifted gears to rebuild my life. The thought of leaving “author” as something I used to be in my past crossed my mind several times as I prepared to re-enter the workforce as part of my new normal.
I knew having no outlet for the the characters and stories swirling around inside me wasn’t an option. I started with Smashwords but over time realized they weren’t the long-term independent distribution partner for me.Pursuing work that used my writing skills made rejoining the workforce an opportunity instead of a chore. After months of research and watching emerging platforms come and go, I continued publishing to native platforms, then after watching them for half a year decided to go with Draft2Digital for my non-native distribution needs.