Confession Time

Even once the schoolhouse doors close behind you, education doesn’t stop. Learning is a never-ending process, and especially in publishing, there is always something else you can learn. So, I wanted to share with you a little about my most recent learning experience. Here’s a post from my other self (the writer self) about what I have learned by self-publishing my own stories.

Melissa McArthur

I have a confession to make. 

I started writing the Maggie stories simply as an experiment. I have been working with self-published writers for about a year now through Clicking Keys. I have worked with them on editing, proofreading, formatting, and some cover art.

The thing I didn’t understand fully, however, was how the process worked once my work was finished. What happened next? What sort of challenges might the author face once they had a formatted and edited document in hand? Those are the things I wanted to know and to experience firsthand.

Thus, I decided that I would self-publish some of my own works, not only to help me be better at my job, but also because I enjoy telling stories. I have learned a lot from the process. I’ve learned what challenges a writer faces when it comes to figuring out KDP’s royalties, what types of…

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