I just submitted Endgame for the self-pubbed indie Library Journal Award. The contest is free and is open now for books published in 2016 (closing July 31st).
This, from my perspective, amounts to something. Not much–a marble catapulted into the night sky to compete with stars–but something.
I could talk ad nauseum about agent searches, visibility problems and the myriad obstacles to wide readership (think 50,000 people trying to get through a revolving door).
Instead, I go back to that old adage. What happens if I don’t try? Nothing.