Last night I dreamed I recieved an e-mail (exciting, I know.) from a beta reader that's reading my WIP right now. In the e-mail she asked me what I planned to do with the novel when I am finished and how I was going to market it. The dream was helpful because I've been trying to figure out that question for awhile now.
Originally I planned on submitting it to agents with the hopes of getting a publisher interested. But the market has been changing. Most publishers won't touch my topic right now (there are vampires in it) and I'm worried that no matter how hard I work it won't be enough. I've been following the e-publishing trend as well and have started wondering if that is a smart option. It's quick, easy and inexpensive. And my book could be out there in a matter of weeks. But the dream made me realize that e-publishing is going to feel like accepting defeat. I know now that I at least have to try and find an agent. Maybe I won't be sucsessful. I may fail. I may have to go with e-publishing, but at least I'll know I tried my hardest to find my book a home. And that's something I can live with.