|Awesome sketch by Elartwyne Estole.|
But now I want to use that learning and turn things around.
My first novel Bad Dog is a fully edited, and my plan now is to self-publish, because what do I have to lose? By self-publishing my novel I hope I will learn more by its reception than waiting for a traditional publisher to buy my novel and the waiting for them to publish it. Small and agile seems to me to be the way to go.
As you can see I've commissioned an artist, Elartwyne Estole, to do a cover for me, and the picture above is his concept sketch. Isn't it awesome. Wow, so excited.
Target date for being published January 2018.
My second novel, Strike Dog, is full of typos, homonyms, poor punctuation etc, etc, but I need to find out if the story is understandable. So a friend, who is a journalist, is reading it now to check it out. Afterwards I will send it for copy-editing so I can publish it.
Planned publishing date April 2018.
My third novel, Ghost Dog, having been through a round with Beta readers has been revised. But, I'm having to reappraise how I work because using Beta readers takes time. Time I can't afford if I want to kick-start my writing career, and get out of the rut I've found myself in over the last few years.
Planned publishing date July 2018.
So, I'm living through an interesting time of my life. Wish me luck.