I've gotten the rights back to 2 of the books I pulled from another publisher, but working 2 jobs has kept me from having any time to get onto Smashwords and self-publish them. Plus I need to do a quick re-edit of each, and pay for covers.
In the meantime, I've got 2 stories about 2/3 done, but one is the third book after the sequel that hasn't been assigned an editor. So I figure there's no hurry there. And I barely have the time to keep up with my email lists, both my personal one, and my author one. Every time I sit down to write, I fall asleep on my keyboard, only to wake up with "qwerty" on my forehead again.
So when will I have to stop calling myself an author? I still have 11 books available on Amazon. I'm still selling flash fiction and short stories, when I can. I've actually made more money over the years from my short stories, than from my novels. (Most recent story? http://roanepublishing.
Ah, the irony, that the ones that take me almost no time to write, make money; and the ones I labor with love over are undiscovered by the public. Perhaps if I had more time to promote?
So what do you think? Am I still entitled (pun intended) to call myself an author?