So you’ve written a novel, or a story, or a comic, and you want to turn that into a career. What do you do now?
First, you need to assess your mental state. Are you strong enough to handle people seeing it? Commenting upon it? Critiquing it?
If not, don’t worry. Fear is a normal reaction. Listen to it, query it, figure out what you’re afraid of. You might need professional help here, or just a good friend that won’t hurt you.
But let’s assume that you have built up a thick skin. You can handle it. What then? (more…)