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Draft 3, Complete

Today, I put the finishing touches on the third draft of Wolf: Sins of the Father. It is better than it was.

In this process, I’ve discovered that odd drafts are ‘my’ drafts, and even drafts are drafts to be shared. I still have a load of work to do. Draft 4 will be a revision draft, and should take about a week to complete. Draft 4, like draft 2 before it, is about reading through, finding typos, making sure scenes blend nicely, and overall refining things a bit. I may add some words, but I expect to subtract a great many as well.

I am nearing what I can do on my own, and I fear a decision point approaches. Do I try to get this published, or do I self-publish? I vacillate eternally.

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  1. Studnougat
    April 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Very interesting question. Of course you want and need the approval of someone telling you that your work is good enough for other people to read, but, if what you are writing is worth reading, it doesn’t matter how you publish it, people will read it. I think the only thing a publisher may be able to do for you is help with marketing?

  2. April 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Marketing is a huge part of it, as is affirmation. But so is a professional editor. And a cover artist. I can likely cobble those things together for myself, but it’ll be, in some ways, harder.

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