Editor…. I’ve Finally Hired One… Finally

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When I decided to first put words into my MS word document I was overcome with excitement. I had grand dreams of one day making story telling my full time career. I have to be honest when I say I was completely naive and didn’t fully appreciate how difficult the industry is for indies and traditionally published authors but I went along for the ride anyway. This led to a 20 months journey where I’ve had short stories published, finished two full manuscripts and started a third. The excitement waned but the love for creating didn’t.

Now I have to admit the initial excitement I felt all that time ago in March 2013 has come back a little because I’ve finally hired my first editor. The conversations we’ve had have been great. It all sounds to be exactly what I wanted and it’s the first professional I’ve have look over my work with a critical eye. I’ll be keen to know where I’ve faltered and where I can improve. In my eyes it’s taking the next step in my writing career.

This is my first experience with editors but let me know what you’re experience has been?

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11 comments

  1. Congratulations. So excited for you. I’ve been a bit disillusioned the last few days about how hard this whole self publishing thing is. However at the same time I still want to write every day. I guess that’s what’s important.

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    • Don’t be disillusioned because I think everyone has times like that regardless of where they are on their journey. I find other writers blogs and podcasts really helpful. Look up J.Thorn, a great horror writer. He’d really candid about his experience and he’s had a whole lot of ups and downs but nowadays he’s one of the big players in the indie scene

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