It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
—“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley
I like being a captain
Am I crazy? That’s debatable. But for a variety of reasons, I kissed my publisher goodbye and jumped on the Indie ship. For me, the why of it was relatively simple—I’m a control freak. When it comes to my books, I want to choose the cover. I want to choose the sale price. I want to… well, you get my drift.