I've pretty much decided that I'm going to go into epublishing. While the novel is nowhere near ready for publication (I'm not even finished with the first draft yet), I have thought for a while about gathering my completed stories into an anthology. The eleven stories total about 85,000 words. Yeah, some of the stories are long.
I'm not ready to dive in yet. A couple of the stories need some work. Okay, one needs a lot of work; I don't remember why, but for some reason I finished the first draft and did nothing else with it. So now I'm doing an aggressive, line-by-line edit of it. In some circles, this is called rewriting.
I might put together a little essay to include with the stories, something that explains why I'm a writer, why I started and why it's now impossible for me to stop even if nothing else gets published.
The only thing that I'm a bit concerned about is the method of payment. If payment has to go through PayPal, then I won't be dealing with them. I won't go into details but let's just say that I have issues with PayPal.
Why am I going this route? Well, if you can't get published in the more traditional manner, it's time to go a different route.