It is once again time for the Insecure Writers Support Group.
Confused, that is what I am. There is a new world that I entered once I decided to take my writing more seriously. People in this world speak a foreign language and for someone like me who is just starting to look for the right roads to “Getting Published”, the language on the map is confusing. Most likely there are books out there, some kind of dictionary that will help me learn this language.
Imagine walking into a grocery store in Japan. There are aisles and aisles of products to choose from but you have no idea what they are or what’s inside. Now if you speak Japanese you have no problem and milk turns out to be just that, and not fish sauce. It is the same way in a grocery store for the written word. If you do not speak the language you have no idea what you are buying, or are about to digest.
Self-publishing, Indie books, query letters, agents, self-promoting, social networking, MC, YA, chick lit, word count, and the list goes on. What do half of these things mean and with all the choices out there, how do you choose? Standing here looking at this map, the direction is clear, but how to get there is confusing. Not only is it that, but the thought of drinking fish sauce is terrifying.