The process of getting The Darkness of Light ready for publication has made me realize that it really does take a village to raise a book.
When I started writing it, I had no idea how many people would be involved in developing it and perfecting it. So far, I’ve needed the aid of 6 beta-readers, 2 critique partners, 1 professional critique, and a copy-editor. Then there is the cover designer, and a second editor that will do a final read through just before publication.
That makes 12 people who have had a hand in the creation of my book.
Whether you’re publishing traditionally, or going the self-publishing route, it’s pretty amazing to look back at that moment you sat down at your computer and wrote the words “Chapter One,” and now you have a completed novel, and a team of people trying to help you push your book to the surface.
No matter which way you choose to move forward, publishing a book is certainly not a one man/woman show.
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