Done, done and maybe in need of some light dusting.
I completed the latest and what I am hoping to be the final edit of my novel – I, Roland – this week.
In my excitement I even created a simple but charming book cover and converted it into ebook format. It just feels so much cooler to see it on the kindle with embedded cover art.
I’ve commenced the next step by reaching out to a couple of literary agents. I’m being selective as I’m fully open to going down the self-published route but want to at least see if the tree bears fruit.
The hardest part now is to be patient. As soon as I finished I was desperate to send it out or shout about it to anyone who’d listen. But, in reality, it’s going to be a long road ahead. Even if I do self-publish in the short term, I’ll need to be chasing down every media outlet I can, hunt for reviews and exposure.
Either way, it’s exciting times ahead 🙂
I, Roland (Sci-fi) – Complete, almost. I have done several rounds of editing until I reached a point where I was satisfied. I have now let it sit for a while so I can come back to it with fresh eyes for one final editing round.
Essence of Madness (Fantasy Series) – Book 1 is nearing 70% complete for the first draft. It has been an epic journey, one that I can’t wait to share with others.
I have a few ideas in the wind, 3 other potential novels which I have dabbled in. But, for now I need to stay focused.
At the tail end of last year I completed my first ever novel length piece. A fast paced science fiction thriller, set within Earth’s dystopia future, that explores the philosophical question – ‘What is humanity?’
Over the last 6 months I tried sending this out to a few publishers and I also entered it into a competition. However, nothing was the right fit for my work, and I am now back to the drawing board.
I was a little upset at first, but after some time to reflect I realise that I am proud of making it this far. What I know I need to do next is to go through the entire thing one more time with a fresh pair of eyes, to be the harshest critic of my own work and tear it apart. Only then, once I have pieced it back together will I know that it is truly ready.
6 months ago I was certain that it was ready, I was naive, overeager and wrong. This time will be different.