This weekend Standing By will get into the hands of a few select editors. Mind you, since I’m going along the self-publishing route, I’m not using professional editors. Instead, I’m using the connections that I do have – English majors and librarians. I’m a little apprehensive to let new eyes see my book, but I’m sure that’s how all writers feel. Even the vets.
I can’t say how long this part will take. Again, this is my first rodeo along the lines of actually going through with getting something published. I suppose this depends on how fast my first set of editors read and how many mistakes or problems they catch (though I hope it’s not many. I did just go through a brief self-editing period to spruce it up).
To keep myself busy while other eyes are looking over my work, I’ll take some time to properly work on a cover and get myself familiar with the self-publishing process (more so than I have).
I’m getting real excited about this!