Making it on my own

February 26th 2015

So, I have some news. I am going to self publish my novella, The Lady in Blue. Hot damn, I’m excited!


The Lady in Blue is a spin-off story to Grunge Gods and Graveyards, and is set in 1955. It is the story of Lana, a golden-haired beauty with Hollywood dreams, who is run off the road and left for dead. Right now, I’m doing revisions so that I can send it off to my beta readers in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I’m lining up an editor (or trying to) and figuring out a release date. Hoping for June!

Self-publishing is exciting, but it’s also daunting, overwhelming, and confusing. There’s so much to learn. Formatting. Keywords. Kindle Unlimited. I’ve been on KBoards often, soaking up the knowledge that flows freely there. But it’s still scary to go out on your own. Wish me luck.

If you’d like to see The Lady in Blue’s cover before anyone else, please sign up for my mailing list. I’ll also send out an email when I have a firm release date planned.


10 comments on “Making it on my own

    1. Kimberly G. Giarratano Post author

      Thanks, Dianne. I’ve been researching everything and it is overwhelming. If I come under budget on editing, then I’m going to pay to have the manuscript formatted. Thank God for YouTube videos. I’m a visual learner.

  1. Jill

    Congrats, Kim! (I would have said so yesterday, but I wound up falling asleep at 7pm. Such are things sometimes!)

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