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I’m On My Way!

Today I decided it was time to start this blogging lark. Not only that, I submitted my manuscript to the New Writer’s Scheme. After much procrastination, self-doubt … in great dollops … and much editing, I finally finished my first novel, and it is now awaiting a critique.

Next, is my foray into self-publishing. Over the past year, I’ve followed many great indie authors and picked up lots of pointers on how to get going. So, this blog will follow my journey – from finishing my first novel to publication.

Okay, I know. I might be getting ahead of myself! I haven’t forgotten the editing, proofreading, cover design – to name just a few of the steps I still need to complete before I publish. But this self-publication process … well, it’s a minefield. And I want to be prepared.

So, if you’re a newbie writer too, stick with me, and we’ll take the road together. While I’m waiting for my critique from the RNA, I’ll be working on my website, sourcing beta readers, sourcing an editor, and keeping focussed.

Let’s just hope my NWS reader doesn’t think my submission is a load of junk. See, there’s that cruel self-doubt again.

Keep in touch,

Susie x

  • I’m On A Roll!

    10th Oct 2019 by

    Just dropping in to say my manuscript has had a positive NWS report! Plus, I’ve had a fantastic response from my beta readers. So, I’m a happy bunny. There’s still a lot of work to do. However, after a lovely mini-break with my gorgeous hubster, I’m back home and raring to go. And talking of… Read more

  • Don’t you just love coincidence?

    25th Aug 2019 by

    Or would you call it serendipity? Fortuity? Whichever term you prefer, I’m grateful for it. And here’s why … Yesterday, a friend posted on Facebook. She recommended a blog on tips for using social media; exactly what I need right now. The article reinforced my belief that social media is the best way to build… Read more

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