Step 4 of the new writing plan is
This is another tricky one. It brings up the whole self vs. traditional publishing issue, and like most people, I don't know which way is best. It is different for every author, and probably for every book or story.
I will publish "Roomies" on my website. (Done! This is a Defenders of the Covenant short story. Go check it out!)
I will publish my Christmas stories myself. (Look for that this holiday season.)
I will publish Shattered Skies (Defenders #3) myself. (By the end of the summer!)
I will seek professional markets for new short stories. (I just finished one today called Zeke vs. the Dust Devil. A western fantasy. I'm kind of excited about it. Submitting to short fiction markets again kind of feels like going back to the beginning of my writing career. And I'm okay with that.)
I will decide on publishing options for each future project separately.
I will NOT sign a bad contract. (I hate to say it, but I think this means I will not go with any LDS publishers again.)
Overall, I think I will probably stick with self-pubbing. It suits my personality a lot more. But I am not going to ignore the traditional publisher option either. As I said, I'll take it one project at a time.