All, that is, about what it’s like to begin writing and self-publishing novels after retirement: the good, the bad, and the reasons why anyone who has an itch to see his/her words on paper should begin right now.
Jo Barney has written four and a half novels since her retirement 15 years ago. When she couldn’t find a publisher for a couple of them, she breathed deeply and jumped into self-publishing. She’s learned a lot: about writing novels, about the frustrations of trying to find an agent, about the complexities of producing an ebook and a paperback. But mostly she’s learned the satisfaction of holding her own words in her hand, her fingers gliding over a terrific cover, her delight in reading reviews that indicate that the efforts were worth it.