This journey has always been a slog. But it seems to get sloggier ever year.
I like how you mentioned "setting aside" a book. It's not something writers talk about, but it's what I did in 2020. I realised I needed to rework it as a dual pov, ( the other historical part of series) so will do that eventually.
I got about 70 rejections, but I realised after learning a lot in editing and revising passes that the book had big problems.Also vampires weren't selling so it was dead in the water for that reason alone. But I didn't know it until later so kept hoping. 🤣🤣🤣 I'm writing a sci fi now. 🌲🌲🌲 🤖
Such a good question! How much patience do you have for the publishing process? Honestly, many would give a time table of no more than 3 years. For me, I only plan to really traditionally publish two poetry collections because getting poetry publish is so freaking hard. You really have to answer the question why does this collection merit existing, merit an audience, merit talking about?
OK. I have officially been published! I'll never forget the faith you showed in me, Michelle. Now, am I a one-question wonder, or do I have another one in me? We'll just have to wait and see...
Awesome stuff. Thank you!
This is such a smart discussion of a tough topic. And huge congrats on the book release!!