This is probably a common feeling for people in my position.
I’ve just finished my first novel, I’m nearly (just past halfway!) through the final polish (or at least till I decided to read it again *sigh*) and now I discover while researching on how to appeal to a literary agent (other than the obvious – writing a kick ass novel) that they like it if you are ‘known’ on the net and have a ‘following’.
Thankfully further research confirmed this means people read/want to read your site not the creepy preaching to nutters and arranging mass suicides type of following…
Which is great! Cause that would have cut some ambitious plans of mine rather short.
My ambitions plans? World Domination, naturally..
On a more serious note ; p I’d really love to get my novel published. Hell I’d love to see my novel on the big screen because it really is totally awesome!! Of course I would say that I wrote it.
However the critiques I’m receiving so far are promising and I’m on the hunt for at least two more viscously honest readers (don’t tell me it’s nice or you like it – give me details *roars*) while I also hunt for an agent.
Who knew book publishing was so f$@%#^g complicated!?!
Seriously writing the book was the easy and enjoyable part.
The next steps though.. Tedious, frustrating and challenging – thankfully I thrive on a challenge.
So follow me and my forays as I attempt to take the world by storm!