An unusual admission yes but the whole purpose of writing this is to try and help new Authors avoid some of the pitfalls ahead.
I want to talk about 'marketing'. Here is where I think I made one of my biggest mistakes of this whole journey. It was through ignorance as opposed to stupidity but I believe it was costly. My total focus was on creating the finished article, my novel, and to get it published. I should point out that I had finished writing the book, in fact it had been finished for three or four weeks by now. When I say 'finished' I had completed from 'Once upon a time...' through to 'The End'. Judi (my proofreading professional and publishing guru) had introduced me to a few lesser considered additions that were my responsibility:
The list just kept growing...... and I struggled with a lot of it!
http://www.ajwilsonbooks.net/ or facebook.com/ajwilsonbooks or twitter.com/ajwilsonbooks
stand testament to perseverance. I'm not saying they are great, I am saying that they are functional.
Do you remember that quote from Judi "Writing the book is ONLY 10% of the work..." I can honestly say I was starting to 'get it'.