For the past 18 months I had written to over 150 agents to try to get them to take me on as a client - the rejection letters are stacked up behind me. And after listening to an agent at a writers conference last year, who said that getting an agent is like winning the lottery, I decided it was time to try something different.
There is a revolution going on in the publishing industry. Self-publishing used to be ugly words that had a huge stigma attached to them. But no more - authors like Amanda Hocking, Joe Konrath and John Locke - have all made a living selling their ebooks to readers on line. They didn't need an agent or a publisher; they just needed to edit their work, upload it in the relevant format and market themselves.
I'm 50 this year, and decided that I couldn't wait for that phone call to come. I'm enjoying writing and hope to have two new books out as ebooks this year.
Thanks to everyone that has downloaded The Devil's Wave - the response to it has been amazing. If you liked it, then please feel free to help me spread the word by leaving a customer comment on the books page at Amazon.