I’m not sure.
I realized a short time ago that I might not totally suck at this. I mean, I don’t think I’m fantastic or anything. But I have the tiniest, weakest, barely-sprouted kernel of confidence now. It’s one of those “the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know” kinds of things. So I still accept that I mostly do suck, but have some hope that I might not suck forever.
I’m working on a new story. It’s very different for me, and it’s going well. Not a different type of story (still a m/m paranormal romance where the paranormal is pretty normal and the two leads are madly in love- my usual M.O.), but a different way of telling it, for me. I’m trying to write it better. Trying to spend more time developing the characters. I’m trying not to rush, and not to “tell”, and to be more careful in my word choices. I’m about 40k into it, and I’ll probably add another 10k before I’m ready to think about serious editing.
I’m not a fan of doing snippets or sneak peeks, but for Valentine’s week I’ll be posting a short that is related (uses the main characters), and so that will be a glimpse I guess. For the “House of Manlove” blog hop 🙂
Meanwhile the other story (“night vision”… still not sold on that title, though) is in limbo. I think now I will try to have it published no matter what. I just want to know what it’s like to work with a publisher. What will they do? How will they help? What will the editing and cover be like? How will my sales be? I should know these things, I think. See how the other half lives, LOL.
Thoughts? Anyone like working with a publisher better than self-publishing? Anyone have any advice regarding the endless journey toward “not-sucking”?