Good news! Finally my first manuscript is ready, but I need your help. A fresh set of eyes and clear mind is needed to read the first installment of what I’m calling ‘Did I date you?’
I don’t expect you to read the entire manuscript (its 158k words) but whatever you’re comfortable with. However much you choose to read I’d like your feedback on. What feedback you give is also up to you. Brutal honesty is much appreciated.
At the moment my highest priority is to know how the first 50 pages read. Would you want to keep reading?
Please email me on email@example.com saying whether you prefer a MS-Word, PDF or OpenOffice file format to read.
Hello dear reader. I have some interesting news for you.
I’ve been re-writing the first third of my dating diaries into the first person. I’ve done this because I think it makes for a more exciting, better read. My memory has also brought up some undisclosed tidbits that I’ve added in. This first volume of three is nearing readiness for publication.
I spent time contacting agents and publishers, but to no avail. Nobody is interested in publishing a story of 450k words, not even if you’re an established author. I have no choice but to go the self-publishing route.
I’ll start off on Kindle, see how it goes then market on the other platforms. I’ll give you advance warning of when I’m launching because for the first week I’ll make it free so that you can grab a copy (and hopefully leave a helpful review).
Right now my most immediate obstacle is the all-important ebook cover. I’ve created a few variants and need to make sure that I’m going with the right one.
I’d love to have your input as to which one you prefer.
A simple “A”, “B”, etc in the comments below will suffice.
No cover is the finished product, so if you have a suggestion, then I’m all ears.
If you wish to be more elaborate then I’m keen to know your thoughts (not just about the cover but self-publishing and marketing) on firstname.lastname@example.org