About The Author

I’m W.D. Lady. A writer of sorts, who went to college and has been out of the system for years. I’ve been developing my stories for some time, a decade at least, (since I’m a very slow writer). I have a passion for film and writing. I do hope to become a film director someday and bring my stories to life on the big screen. I have a B.A. degree from a four-year university. With a passion for creative writing, I read many books, including nonfiction. Even now, I continue writing short stories, scripts, screenplays, and novels.

4 thoughts on “About The Author

  1. Nice author’s page! I think it’s difficult getting published by traditional means these days. But what is traditional? I’ve observed many venturing into self publishing…maybe the new tradition? I too have been interested in KDL, just did publish one, and I know about CreateSpace and should probably look closer. There is a contest to be open on January 23, 2012, accessed through these websites. Submit a novel and I think there’s a 15,000 dollar prize with contract. Fun stuff, but back to searching for an agent. I too have read through many bios trying to match up with an agent, though I reached out to only two, I saw that many who’d be interested in my Genre were only accepting referrals, GGRRR. Overall though I think agents have a keen eye and I feel its all about the pitch and of course a good feel about the work. Be sure to post when you publish with KDL/CreateSpace. Did I mention nice author’s page.

    • Thank you so much Terry! 🙂 What you say is completely accurate and I totally agree with you about how hard it is to find an agent and a traditional book publisher. I have so many websites on agents and book publishers, it’s like I’m trying to find a needle in a haystack. Self-publishing for me is just an alternative, for I’ve tried to get an agent (I was rejected) and I’ve tried searching for a book publisher, which didn’t turn out as well. I couldn’t even find one that was right for my book. I found smaller and independent book publishers; however, they have horrible book cover designs (and this is coming from a digital media student) and the prices for their books are outrageous.

      I still have to be careful for I don’t have much money as well. From what I read, Kindle is free, which isn’t too bad actually. CreateSpace does claim that you can publish a book for free; however, when hiring editors, ordering proofs, obtaining certain ISBN #’s, getting help for interior design/book covers it can be quite costly. But not as much as Lulu.com though. I do design my own book covers for I used to be in a lot digital media classes and I’m trying to do them professional for a living, if I can. I also did my interior book design, which took me 2-3 days to figure out with formatting and fixing the margins. That was such a pain by the way. XD!

      It’s not easy doing everything on your own…with book publishers everything is provided for you, but you get little say in the editing, marketing, production design, and so on. So, everything just has its pros and cons. But thank you for your comments. Feel free to stop on by any time! 😀

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