Becoming an Author – UPDATES – Revision and Research

Well, like most bloggers and fledgling writers, I am interested in becoming an author and novelist. As part of this blog, I will run a series of updates as I embark on my journey to becoming an author.

 

So, to start, I have been writing stories since I was a child. Short stories here and dabblings to small moments there but I had never completed a full-length work until this past summer (finally, yay!). This past July to be exact, I had finally finished my first full novel and I am super excited to see where it goes!

 

At this point, I am in the revising stage which I am finding nearly as grueling as the process of completing the novel. As I disseminate my dialogues and character developments, I am also researching best practices of how exactly to get my work in the hands of literary agents and publishers, and whether I should actually traditionally publish or self-publish. It is a process but getting the whole story out while completing grad school and teaching was definitely a challenge. I will continue to update though as I am also seeking a writing group or even a professional who I could physically sit down and analyze my novel… We’ll see how that goes. In the meantime, any comments or insights would be appreciated in the section below!

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(Photo and Book Design Credit to my husband, shameless plug, whose site can be found here for other work! – studioflete.com)

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