Hey so I am N. Alexsander Sidirov. The N is short for Nikolai. I am writing this blog because I am in the process of self-publishing a poetry collection that I have been working on for a total of four years. I figured being transparent about the process is a great way of introducing myself to future readers and also opening up the curtain to others who might be considering doing it themselves. Poetry and writing in general is something I consider to be my calling. I have been writing since I was eight years old. I would write short stories for my mother and I would read them to her in her bed. Its an incredible feeling to be finishing up my first book and knowing that I will officially be able to call myself an author. There are a lot of things people ought to know when choosing the Indie route with your book. So I am going to write a myriad of blog posts here about the process and things to consider. Thank you to anyone who decides to join me in this journey I am excited for whats on the horizon.