Recently, I had breakfast with an author friend of mine Lynn Chandler Willis, who writes Mysteries. This lady is an awesome story teller and has several published novels. She’s now, wading through the editing process and hopes to have her next book released very soon. Lynn also, has another whodunit in the making. Our main conversation was about the different aspects of publishing a novel.
The topic is such a vast subject that we could have easily talked for hours on the issue. The editing time for any publisher is often a slow process. They have many authors inline.
The up-side to traditional publishing is that a writer can feel validated as an author. It’s good to know that a book publisher was confident enough in your writing to go that mile with you. Also, the editing process is overseen by the editor of the publishing company. They make sure that your manuscript is a well written novel when it gets released to the readers.
The route a scriber takes is a personal choice. Either way a writer goes, the road to becoming a recognized author is a tough one, but authors know-writing the perfect novel isn’t only about the rewards, it’s about something deeper that
lives in us and claws its way to the surface.
I mustn’t forget to mention Lynn’s website. Check it out. If you enjoy a good mystery I promise you’ll enjoy her novels. The latest is titled “The Rising.” http://lynnchandlerwillis.com/
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