I don’t know about you all, but right now I’m in full NaNo Dread mode. It occurred to me earlier today that my fiancé and I will be moving into our new apartment mid-November, that I have a three or four day trip home planned for Thanksgiving weekend, and I’ll be entering the last stage of my new job training the last two weeks of the month. That’s a heck of a lot going on by itself even before you add the frenzy that is NaNo. Frankly, I was freaking out, until a thought occurred to me.
My fiancé thinks it’s high time I published something. So I’m publishing my NaNo novel this year. I’ve set a three month deadline that starts the minute Nov 30th is over. That’s three months to edit, polish and publish. I don’t know a single thing about the publishing industry—what the heck am I doing? I mean, I’ve read about it plenty, but my practical knowledge is zip. I’m not an artist; I can’t design my own cover. I don’t know much about rights or contracts or royalties.
I’m in way over my head, but all I have to tell myself is, I’m publishing this book, and I have to get through it. And this time next year, I shall be just another starving artist, but with a book out there…somewhere!