Over the last few weeks I have begun to edit my novel on a hard copy print out. I’ve have found that I particularly enjoy doodling on the margins of the ‘book’ which I hadn’t necessarily expected. Other writers out there – is this something you like to do too? Eagle eyed followers of this blog will have noticed that in my signature I’ve added a link to a Patreon page. It’s actually been there for some time, but I never did a proper ‘launch’ for this as I struggled for quite a while to work out what kind of ‘extra’ I could offer anyone who followed me as a Patreon as opposed to what I have here on the blog. Now I think I have something to offer.
I have not quite worked out yet if I’m going to publish independently, or if I’m going to try to get an agent and sell the book commercially. I have been doing a lot of research about different types of publishing, and actually feel like there is a lot to recommend independent publishing. I produce art work and have been working on a film as an independent creative, so in some ways it feels like bring the novels under an independent ‘portfolio’ fits well for me.
However I do feel like there could be a lot to learn by going down the traditional publishing route. I particular I feel like I could really benefit from working with a developmental editor, but I don’t have a budget for that at the moment.
For the time being I think I’m going to offer anyone who wants to follow or support me on Patreon a glimpse of my working edits and doodles. If I end up going the independent route then I will also give advanced views of things like the art work and cover design. This would be along with other, behind the scenes stuff from my creative work. So if you would like to follow me over atPatreon here, I would really appreciate that, and I now have something a bit different to offer.
I also make art. You can see things with my designs on at my shop here. Could even treat yourself if you wanted to. Just saying. If buying art is not your thing, but you would like to support what you see I also have a Patreon Page here.