Much of writing is solitary, while much of publishing is collaborative. Consider a consult as an essential part of your process. Once you figure out what to write, you call on editors, proofreaders, and artists. Once you decide to share your writing with the world through publishing, there will be more to consult with. One essential person is someone business and marketing savvy. Today, I went to the director of the Small Business Center at Continuing Education at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC, Jerry Coleman.
We met to discuss my latest children's book manuscript. I wanted to figure out some next steps, and Jerry is an experienced business leader with a plethora of ideas. So now it is time for me to follow through with many of them!
I want to suggest if you are serious about your writing and publishing, one option for you is to go to your local community college and see what seminars and workshops they offer. See if they have a consulting service for an entrepreneur, which is what you have become once you decide to publish your writing.
If you live in the Wilmington area, I strongly suggest arranging a meeting with the Small Business Center Continuing Education Director, Jerry Coleman at Cape Fear Community College. Call the Small Business Center at 910-362-7469.
Or go online and check out the many free or low cost offerings--https://cfcc.edu/ce/
What have you found to be essential in your writing/publishing process?