Wednesday, February 6, 2013
IWSG February 6, 2013
It's that time of the month again. Man, it seems like it's only been about thirty days since we last had a first Wednesday of the month....go figure.
Anyway, the first Wednesday of the month means that it's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post. The IWSG is the brainchild of that Wizard of Words, the Swami of Synonyms, that Baron of Blogging, the Upper Echelon of Encouragement....the Ninja Captain, himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh. As always, a big thank you to Alex for hosting.
The IWSG posts are a place to discuss with our fellow bloggers the ups, downs, and sideways of writing and what makes us feel a bit insecure.
This month, I'd like to talk about.......the future! <insert Doc Brown's voice here> "Great Scott!!"
The more I think about writing, the more I wonder just how I'm going to proceed. I mean, obviously, I want to improve...that's a given and I think there will always be room for that.
I mean, after that. When I finally finish my story...edit it...polish it up...edit it some more....what's the next step?
I've read about doing a "query", but am not real sure what all that entails.
Do I look for representation?
Do I self-publish?
Do I traditionally publish?
Am I being arrogant in thinking that anyone would actually pay real money to read my stuff?
Now, I know I'm not the first, nor will I be the last, to ask these questions, but they really do give me pause and I get the feeling that I'll be in for a lot of research, once I get to this point.
So tell me, future-boy (or girl), if you've already passed this stage in your writing, what advice would you give your past self, if you could hop in the DeLorean and travel back in time?