Where do I go now? (Getting published and all that nonsense)
Hey all, I finished the first draft of my first attempt at a proper novel, Cigarette. I put a few chapters on here around Christmas time and they seemed to get a pretty good reception, so I went quiet for a while and wrote about 60,000 words in 3 weeks.
I've let a few people read it, the verdict is good, most people have told me they loved it, and I'm very happy with it. I've let it settle for a while before I start a redraft. I've just been wondering, where do you think I should go from here? I'm just kinda looking for a range of opinions.
- Should I get a second draft, let more people read it, then try and get it published? And how would I go about doing that, for those of you with any experience?
- Or should I self publish? Is that still taboo? Where is it good to do it?
- Or should I cool my jets for a while and just worrying about writing more and more?
Any input would be great, sorry for the long message, I hope someone can help me out or offer their own experiences, every little helps.