1} Original writing;
2} Next phase of a completed manuscript;
3} Retooling a completed project.
As most of you are probably not aware of, I decided to work on the next phase of a completed manuscript while querying my novella "ASWR" (although I have very good news to share at a future date with everyone). I've also decided to retool a completed project. Specifically, this particular chapbook:
You don't have to pay to self-publish your book.
What I want to do is perform a take two of my self-published chapbook. In other words, an A thru Z reboot of the book. There are a lot of things I know I could do better with this book, simply because I've learned a great deal between 2009 (when the chapbook came out) and 2013 in regards to self-publishing.
However, there's a myriad of issue I have to tackle so that I can properly execute a reboot of the book.
1} Rewrite the story. As you know my standards are high, and if anything, this story does not meet my current standards. It did back in 2009, but it definitely doesn't in 2013. So I have my work cut out for me. I'm pretty confident that I can do a quality pump of the word count and turn it into a solid novella.
2} Come up with a new cover. This should be a no-brainer, as the cover I have was directly due to a miscommunication on the part of ASI (which doesn't surprise me). So I do have some options available to me.
3} Come up with a new title. This will also be a no-brainer, as I really want to start fresh and move completely away from the current title and ISBN number.
4} Use a better company. Not only does my publisher use Createspace for their print books, but a lot of other writers use Amazon as well for self-publishing their works, as well as Smashwords. Both of them cost little to no money to use.
So this is part of my multi-pronged attack for 2013. Does it sound doable to you, or do you think I've bitten off more than I can swallow?