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I finished a book! What do I do now? | Writing with Grace Part XIV

Greetings everyone! Welcome to another writing post!


“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”
― Terry Pratchett

SO I finished my book!!!!!!! Yeah I’m really happy. If you didn’t read the last writing post well I started a new story for NaNoWrimo and I won and I was going to finish the story and Last night *December 26, 2017 I finished it! You might have seen me talking about on twitter and if you didn’t follow me on twitter. I sort of this weird feeling of pride and happiness and anxiety because I finally done with it and I did it in less then two months but now I am sort confused and overwhelmed as what to do next. I know that I have to edit because I know that it’s filled with errors and some parts of the story aren’t so great but after that I have no idea. I have been looking at websites to self-publish but it’s really overwhelming to look at because I’m looking at the requirements and AHHHH!

It’s scary. All of the time with self-publishing you think it’s just think oh you write your story and then you fix it and bam it’s publish but that sentence should show how clueless I am about all of this. I want to have this book publish and out into the world but I’m unsure how i do that. I’ve sent the story out to my friend and I’m waiting for feedback from her and I don’t really know who else to send it to. I do know have some family members who are writers but I don’t want to ask and waste their time. I just want to know what to do next. If someone could tell me what to do next that would be great because I’m making this post that is basically a cry for help. I think I’m going to try and just focus on editing for right now and figure out what to do later. I made a whole separate document for my second draft so that I could have the original just in case I ever need or if I like something more.

Well this has been a desperate cry for help and I hope that next time we talk I’ll may be a little better *i probably won’t and I’ll have things figured out *wow i’m being positive about all this. This was short but I just want to talk about it. I hope you guys had a great Holiday and happy new year! I hoped you guys enjoyed this cry for help on what to do next! Please help me I’m super confused and I want to do the right thing with this. You guys should comment questions and other things that I should talk about because I don’t have a lot to talk about for these posts. Or let me know if you want to see more posts like this. Also what stories are you guys writing let me know! If you would like to read one of the stories that I mention like Annabelle Strange then go to my links page. I hope you enjoy this rant! I post once a week every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,


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