I haven’t published yet, but you can be sure I’ve researched the process over and over again. This past weekend I went to a panel at the Indianapolis Comic Convention for more writing tips. Nothing new was said, but it did at least verify what I already knew.
For some of the best material on editing, I’d recommend going to your local library and checking out the latest copy of Writer’s Market.;The book is great for self-publishing and traditional. It also has a fantastic section on trusted publishers and agents. There are several useful query letter templates and so on.
If a quick list is more of what you’re after, then this is the place! I’ve done most of these steps myself and intend to finish up with those I haven’t done. To be fair, I’ve also done a few extra rounds of editing not listed in the list below.
That’s really about it. I’m currently on my second to last edit and will soon be sending my MS (manuscript) off to test readers. Fingers crossed I don’t have too many errors! The odds are good my first book will be published before the end of this year. Yay!
Next week I’ll be switching back to a post about a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, as a paladin had a very bad day. Then the following week I’ll be back with more writing tips. Stay tuned for some exciting news!
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