There comes a time in every writer’s journey where people stop and ask them what their next step will be now that they have finished their novel. Along those lines, I am proud to say that I’ve completed my second novel. But before you start asking me when the publication date will be (which, by the way, I don’t have the answer to), you should know a few things.
What’s Your Next Step, Nour?
As of right now, I have several beta readers reading my book and giving me feedback. After that, I will be doing these things, in order:
1. Revising, revising, revising. There is nothing worse than a book with flaws. This is where my patience gets tested, but that’s okay, I’m a pro at this.
2. Reading my book one last time and having a trusted reader give me yet another feedback.
3. Submitting a query letter to literary agents and waiting and praying that my book gets picked up.
As you can see, nowhere on that list is a publishing date for my novel. Because I simply don’t know when my book will get published. If, God willing, an agent sees how spectacular my book is, good things will come. But it’s all in good time.
Thank you for being patient with me on my journey as an author. I promise it’ll be worthwhile!