I HAVE INK!
I am all set to print off my first ever manuscript with all of its flawed grammar, chronological inconsistencies and all the rest that await me on the cold harsh pages of A4. The aim is to read it over myself, make as many corrections to it as humanly possible, then give it to a Beta reader or two and see how it fares. Scary and exciting at the same time – why isn’t there a word that? (or is there?) – and while the manuscript gets looked at I’ll be able to work on another project until I get the feedback errrm… back. I think this third edit will be more enjoyable than the second, but I’m not 100% certain on that. I’ll soon see.
My head is filled with marketing strategies, lit agents, publishers, social media and all that good stuff that I’ll need to launch the book. I’m keeping details pretty sparse just now, but my debut book will be approximately 130,000 words. I also have a cover to think about and still need to weigh up the posibility of self-publishing or going the traditional route, but I’m currently leaning towards publishing in print.
I should be able to keep posting on a regular basis on here, depending on how the edit goes, but if for some reason I drop off the map for a few days you’ll know why. Something tells me that won’t happen – WordPress is too good! Also I was away for a few days, so sorry if I haven’t managed to visit your blog as much as usual.