Let me jump right in and say if you are thinking of writing your first novel, well done! You are about to start a hefty task that is going to require a lot of your time and dedication. I salute you for your courage and self-belief.
It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.
Did I tell you that I am a perfectionist by nature? Well I am. It’s not enough for me to just want to write. It is my wish to write well, and to get better and better…
Okay, so you have an idea for a brilliant story. You are all rearing to go, fingers twitching over the keyboards and hey presto, you have completed let’s just say, a first draft.