Friday, June 04, 2010
What is your next writing step?
It's time. If I'm going to continue to climb the steps on this writing journey, I need to lift up my feet and plunge forward.
That means I'm hiring a professional editor.
Yeah. I've been putting this one off. Why? It costs of course, and if any of you know my situation, you are well award that every dollar I spend counts.
After my latest rejection, I debated how best to grow myself as a writer. Conference? Books on technique? Courses? Critique group? I've done them all and each has taken me up a few more steps.
But then it hit me that if I paid for a critique from an editor who writes in my genre, it might be the best use of my money.
So I've been doing a search and finding out that there are all kinds of people who edit, all depths of editing and last but very important: all kinds of costs.
I'm taking the next step because my writing is at that level where I need that extra oomph to push it upward. Who am I kidding thinking I can do it all myself? Published writers hire editors.
I think I'm worth it. I think my writing deserves it.
How about you? What's your next step on this journey?