I heard from my friend who is editing my manuscript that he is on target to return it to me by the end of this month.
I am very excited about receiving it and evaluating the recommended adjustments and making it presentable for marketing.
Since this is my first one, I have no idea how long it will take me to finalize this process, but I hope no more than a month.
As soon as I finish my corrections, I'll begin seeking literary representation.
Basically, I have to find an agent who believes in my work and thinks they can sell the idea to a publisher.
It doesn't stop there. They have to have marketing meetings, sales meetings and more before they actually accept it for publishing.
It could very well be a year from now before we see it on the shelves.
In the meantime, in my attempt at pre-publication publicity, I have created a Facebook Fan Page, www.facebook.com/OwenRigsby and a Twitter feed, www.twitter.com/OwenRigsby. Owen has 172 fans on FB and 248 followers on Twitter, as of the writing of this post.
I find it interesting the number of people who have mis-understood the intent and think that Owen is a real person. I have had several very interesting conversations with people and in some cases, had to tell them that he is a fictional character.
In any case, I would appreciate your supporting my work by becoming a Facebook fan or following Owen on Twitter.
Thanks in advance!