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Publishing a Novel? Slow Down and Take Your Time

December 7, 2013

Very good advice for anyone considering self-publication. Highly worth a read.

Ben Stahl

The title basically says it all. I want to take my massive amount of experience (note that I mean this incredibly sarcastically, I’ve published a single forty-three page short story) and advise you to slow down and take your time. One of the things most first time authors do when nearing the completion of their book, giddy with excitement that would rival a schoolgirl at a One Direction concert, is let that excitement get the best of them. Now don’t take this to mean your excitement is a bad thing. You’ve accomplished something awesome. You’ve written something you consider to be worth reading (I hope.) You’ve got a book cover, you’ve got a blurb written up,  But I want you to take a step back and think about some of the facts here, and hopefully learn from my (limited) experience. Wait a minute before you click that publish key, you…

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