I certainly learned a big lesson when I self- published my book “The Tower” last November. I was so excited I’d actually wrote myself and the world a book. How cool is that? My family and I patted myself on the back until we all needed our shoulders fixed. What a magical time and it did feel good.
Now it is June of 2011 and I have pulled the book from sale. Bottom line is I was in such a hurry I didn’t think I needed to follow the long tedious process that’s been proven to be successful.
I wrote a very good story, but when I read it again after six months. I knew I couldn’t leave it out in the world.
I can say I’ve leared a great deal over the last six months, I didn’t know when I wrote the book. I looked at it and my brain screamed, How could you make those kind of mistakes. For me it was lack of knowledge at the time.
I know I’ve not been the only one who made this error of getting in such a hurry, I failed to produce a quality book. I’m now in the process of correcting the errors I made and hope to have the book back on the market in a couple of months.
Pay attention to what fellow writers say. Always put your writing away for awhile and then go back and critique it. You might be surprised at what you find. I learned the lesson the hard way so I wanted to share with you, so just maybe you might be smarter than I was.
Edit until you can’t edit anymore
After you put it away, pull it out and edit again.
The video today is a fast talking young woman on How To Publish.