Yesterday, Dec. 18, I finished the revisions to my memoir, far ahead of schedule. I’m happy and relieved and a little disoriented: what do I do now?
Well, I work my way through my checklist to publication. First, I send my revised manuscript back to my editor/manuscript coach, Gabrielle Idlet, for a final polishing. She warned me that she wouldn’t be able to get to it until late January, so I know I’ve got over a month before I can even begin final editing. What do I do in the meantime? I work on my pitching materials: query letter, synopsis & outline, and marketing plan. It’s not exactly fun, but if I’m serious about getting published, it’s mandatory.
My work is cut out for me.