I went the traditional route early in my career which began in 1998. A small publisher in California picked up my first book. I tried traditional publishing for my next two books, but gave up chasing the prize in 2007. I continued to write, but stayed out of the fray of querying. I even had an agent for two years prior to 2007. In 2012, I woke up and discovered the new world of Indie Authors and published the novel I began in 2007.