I have never thought really of myself as a writer, but I am someone who likes to write. Recently, I even went so far as to quit my job, move home, and spend a year finishing off my 300,000 word manuscript. So, yeah, maybe I am a writer. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there.
Now that I am ready to get my book out there, I have to become a marketer, a publicist, a sales person; and that was on top of already becoming a proof-reader and an editor. It can all be somewhat overwhelming.
I have absolutely no idea about how to get my book to an agent/publisher. And, to be honest, I don’t even know if that’s the route that I want to take; especially when self-publishing is such an easy option. But, these are the things that I need to think about. And they are things that I wasn’t necessarily prepared for when I started this whole thing.
So, where do I begin?
Well, here. I figured that I’d start a blog to write about my quest to figure out what to do with my book.
I don’t know what I’m hoping to accomplish by this – whether I want people’s opinions, whether I hope to reach a larger network, or whether I just want a place to vent about what I’m expecting to be a difficult process. The reality is that I probably want a little bit of each. But, whatever the case may be, I’m going to write down what I think and leave it at that.
What follows? I don’t know. I suppose I’ll just have to see where this takes me. Or, I should say “us”. After all, you’re reading this, so you’re on my journey, too. And, before I begin, I want to thank you for that.
Now, here we go…