As I write this, I’ve just finished editing my first novel for self-publication. And when I say finished I mean really finished – after the months and months of writing, revising, rewriting, getting feedback from others, and editing, editing, editing – I’m done!
Of course, there are always things I could change. Novels can be edited endlessly because they’re never perfect. Perfection isn’t attainable – since not only does my opinion of what’s perfect change every day, but all readers will have a different definition of perfect.
But, at this point I think more editing is going to be mostly just second guessing. So it is done. I could literally publish it right now, except for the fact that I’m waiting on the cover from the designer I hired. But once I have that cover, it’s a go!
This is a terrifying and exciting place to be. It’s the first step in what I hope is a long and rewarding career, but it could also be … well, why dwell on the other side of things!
Here’s to new endeavours! Here’s to taking chances!
If you’d like to get a sample of the work I give you:Chapter 1
Are you a writer who remembers what it was like to put that first book out there for the world to see? Share below know what it felt like for you!
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