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Introduction by a new member

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:46 pm
by GDA
Introductions are always awkward. Doing so on a forum should be easier, but I feel as awkward as a timid freckled-face prepubescent attempting to impress any pretty female without stumbling, drooling or doing anything else to further reveal my awkwardness.

I'm sixty one years of age, fully formed as an insurance professional, yet starkly unprepared to yet call myself an author. I'm a writer, and have a single novel finished, yet identifying as an author seems to be reserved for those who have actually published something, which I haven't. I've written a murder mystery with a bent towards adventure.

I'm at the point where I understand editing is required, but I'm learning there are various types of editing available. I'd be interested in some input from others who have gone through a similar process to take their idea from manuscript to book form. Suggestions for the type of editor to be first engaged, and recommendations for any you've had good result with would be much appreciated.

Re: Introduction by a new member

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:45 am
by JamieSanders
Yes, I understand how you feel. I am stuck at the same point myself. Marketing a new novel is a bit overwhelming.