Hi. I have been busy revising Never Knew for the past month or so. To be honest, after going over the manuscript, I can see what faults others were noticing when reading the first version. They were a bit noticeable. I must have overlooked them when I edited the first few times. For this reason, I am having someone look over the manuscript this time. I may have picked up on certain flaws when I went over the novel this time but having someone else take a look at the work is necessary. The fresh perspective will give me a better idea of what I may not be noticing since my view of the novel is biased.
My interest in publishing the revised version as soon as possible hasn’t changed. The one question I am struggling with is whether I want to do traditional publishing or stay as an independent author. I keep reading articles on the subject, which persuade me more towards staying an indie author. However, there are benefits to traditional publishing that keep me looking in that direction as well. The decision doesn’t have to be made yet but soon.
I have queries out to some literary agents but I’m not being as patient as I should. My email gets checked constantly hoping to see something from someone. Sending out more queries has even been considered. I wonder if going the traditional route is for me because of the time it takes to get things done. Time is good. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want anyone to rush. I just don’t seem to have the will power to wait regardless of occupying my time writing, reading, and doing other tasks. I like to see results within a certain amount of time, which is unreasonable.
Not having control of a situation is an issue of mine that I have to work on. Maybe being a traditional author can teach me some important lessons. Maybe being an indie author is just a way for me to get my self satisfaction. Whatever course this takes, I look forward to finding out soon. The one thing that I need to do is to stay busy.