I'm so damned bla...whatever that means...
It took me three years but I finally wrote a novel! Fatal Retribution,
it's nothing amazing or insightful. It's fun and kinda weird. My basic goal in writing the novel was to push my main character into committing murder. She starts out an innocent little teen and by the end of the book she's murdered two people in cold blood. I'm studying psychology so I find the inner workings of people's minds very interesting.
My second goal in writing this novel was to explore a world where ALL religions [mythologies] are true! It's a scary world to say the least...big foots, gods, beasts of all sorts....in a crazy world of religion it really wasn't that hard to push a child to murder but still, there it is. My novel in a nut shell.
I finished it last August and since then, between work and school and life and writing the second book, I've been editing little by little because I can't afford an editor...right after I finished it I started sending out query letters. I've sent out exactly 100 query letters since then. I know it was 100 because I kept count and once I reached 100 I was like, Fuck it.
So, I started considering publishing it myself. Lulu seems to be the best website for that. I opened an account there and it's all ready for me to publish my book for free. They just take 20% of the profits.
I've been advertising the novel on myspace, facebook and twitter...with an Oct. Release date. I should be done editing by then...it wont be perfect but most novels never reach perfection anyway...
I also made my own website, www.gravesnovels.com
I suppose it sucks right now. I'm still getting the hang of it all but I've been posting chapters there as I edit them. I figured that if people want to read the rest of the book they might buy it.
There is no copywrite, But I figured I'd do that once it's done being edited because I can't change things in it once it's copy written, right?
I guess, I want to know if I'm doing the right thing. I'm posting chapters with no copy write, I'm self publishing a book that apparently no one will touch...so maybe it just sucks that much...or maybe my query letter writing skills suck that much...
I'm just afraid I'm doing something stupid. Please tell me if I am :(