I’ll admit it. This “new year” blog post is late to the point of being ludicrous. But what a year 2014 was—plenty of smash-my-face-on-the-desk moments as well as little victories. It was the year in which I published my very first novel, and let me tell you, it was hard. Let’s say that again, for emphasis: It was haaaaaaaaaaaaard. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at my publishing journey.
As I’ve been editing the latest draft of my book, I’ve found it helpful to work with beta readers (basically, book testers), people outside of my critique group who are interested in giving me feedback.