Although now I have sort of rigged up a way to keep up the blog with my iPad & docking station/keyboard, I ask that you forgive me if my posts are spotty at first. I’m still working on getting a new computer and since I haven’t been working on my book my thought for blogging are someone limited.
I did want to say that I think I’ve made a decision as per my last post of self/e-publishing vs. traditional. I think for the sake of expertise the publishing world offers that it may be in my best interest. That’s not to say I will never publish electronically, but for my first novel I’m not convinced it my best option. Not until I’ve exhausted all options with the query letter that is. I’m going to continue with the querying process and hopefully by the end of the month I’ll have a new computer and be able to do so.
Now that it’s been several months though, my book will need a read through. Before I craft a super-awesome query I think I need to read my self-proclaimed masterpiece and have another look at it. The good news is, it’s been so long since I’ve thought about it, read it, worked on it, etc, etc, that I hope to get a readers view of the novel. I feel the biggest challenge I’ve faced with editing my own work and writing the query is that I’m just too close to it. I’ve blogged before about taking a step back from your work, and although it’s what you need to do, I had a lot of trouble doing it myself, but I’ve only just realized it.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to read my novel and hopefully I’ll still believe it’s the best I can make it, but worst case scenario, it needs more work and I’m able to see what that work is and why.
I will do my best to keep you updated on my thoughts as I read through it over the next few weeks. Hopefully we’ll reconvene here with a new computer, a happy writer, and a ready to query manuscript!