For the past week I have been working hard on the edit of The Siblings, my first foray into the self publishing world. So far it is going well, I have cut a lot of information that was no longer needed, eliminated a few unnecessary characters and even included a few more that I didn’t realise until the edit were needed. At the moment I have done all editing on the laptop and has worked well for me, seeing that I did the majority of the writing on my phone.
I have adjusted the minor spelling mistakes and grammatical errors and hopefully by next weekend I will be at a point where I may ask if anyone is interested in an advanced copy. Even typing that has wrecked me with nerves and jitters, my hands trembling and my mouth drooling – okay it’s not that bad but you get the jist. I am nervous.
I have allowed my short stories to shine and fall in this blog but to venture into the novel reading world worries and pains me. This story has been an amazing experience to write and I do worry that it may fall. I need to shove those feelings away and allow the positive ones to flow. When I thought about the prospect of releasing the novel I stopped walking and the realisation overcame me. I eventually carried on. I am now realising it is nerves of excitement as well, the thought of publishing an achievement in many that I hope to complete.
So please let me know if you are interested in reading and for the lucky few we can discuss the finer details nearer the time.
Does anyone else have similar fears as myself? How do you battle them? If you feel like opening up, please let me know 🙂