So, I self-published my first short story collection, “Stumble Into Power.” The collection contains twenty-one stories (totaling about 60K words) that have appeared either in traditional publications, my monthly crowdfunded digest (or both of these), or are completely new to everyone but Alyssa and a few friends. I can’t thank my crowdfunding patrons enough; the core of the collection consists heavily of stories they supported.
This project was about a year and a half in the making, though it could have gone much more quickly than that. I had no external deadline, up until very recently, so I took my sweet-ass time getting through the editing process (I had a few other people read the manuscript, but I was the main editor). What finally spurred me to wrap things up was a contest deadline for self-published Wisconsin writers (I’m now all of that), which happened at the end of June. So, on June 29th, I published, and then entered the contest. I’m very happy that it all came together.
The collection is available here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/jon-hakes/stumble-into-power/ebook/product-23701946.html