Ok, so I am a bit over this now...
Like extremely over this...
I have written the book. I have given the book to two people to read. I got really great feedback. I know its kinda alright, ok it might be good....ah that was hard even to type!
So I sent it to two places on the correct days of their open submission thing wherby you can send in samples of your novel and a synopsis. I didn't hear anything back and wasn't surprised...
It needs a teensy bit of work on it. It probably needs edited by some cool person who can make my book flow better. It needs a cover designed.
I need to decide if I am going to self-publish...
I need to therefore learn a bit more about self-publishing...
That leads us to the title of this post. It is a pain in the ass. It sits there in all its bound glory on my coffee table in my home office and it looks so pretty and thick. It was printed out by one of my beta readers and when I first held its weight in my slightly trembling hands, I felt a mixture of pride and dread. Kind of like when you first put on your school uniform and your proud parents take your picture and you smile, oh so excited about your first day, only to walk into the school gates almost peeing your pants!
I know I want to do something with it. Heck, I have already started my second novel (in a completely different genre but hey) and I feel a bit guilty working on it with the first novel pressing itself behind my back saying...hey what about me bitch???
So any advice would be welcome...I mean it...I would really love some help.
Usually I am the one giving out advice and coaching people to make decisions but on this one I draw a blank. Do I just finish it and get it edited or do I learn more about self-publishing? Arrgggghhhhhh
Help me please....
Thank you Kindly xx