Three years?! Time Flies…And So Does Peter
I can’t believe it’s been over three years since I published my first and, well, only novel. For those daring enough, I’ve provided the Amazon link below. I should be proud of the novel and for the most part, I am. But I’m sure it’s like with all authors, after the fact, I wish I’d done some things differently. Was it disastrous? Maybe not that bad, but it has it’s…issues. I’ll let you be the judge, if you so dare.
For those new to publishing, here’s some advice I picked up along the way:
- Take your time and make it right. You’re got one shot at this story, so make it one you’re truly happy with.
- Find a good proofreader, editor, and beta readers. Reviewers are notorious for tearing apart new authors when it comes to grammatical, spelling or point of view errors. They’re more lenient with established authors.
- Take advice on your novel with a grain of salt. Just because they want it that way, doesn’t mean you have to change it. It’s your book.
- Don’t look back. Once published, leave it be and move on. As much as you might be tempted to go back and edit, revise and change your published novel, resist the urge. Put that energy into future projects.