"Did I cry over some of these rejections? Absolutely. Did I feel inadequate, untalented, hurt? Did I doubt my ability to craft a story that readers could fall in love with? You bet."
Jessica Parker got tired of the rejections for her book Flat Out Love, so she went with Kindle Direct Publishing, and did it herself. They claim to 'empower serious authors to reach readers, build a following, and make a living' on their own terms.
For the record, I think it is so amazing to have this option. Used to be self-published authors were pretty much unheard of, but with e-books they are getting a lot of attention. I am glad it is available.
That being said, I am not ready for it, and may never be. I don't think I have the ability to promote myself the way these authors do. They spend tons of hours and definitely a lot of money to get their books out there. NOT that I don't want to help promote myself, just that I want my book to be its very best, and don't think that is possible without traditional publishing.
Congrats to Jessica Park for making it happen.