My sister (thank you muchly, Niblet), put her considerable editing prowess to work and wanted to get a few things across:
- This book would be probably be rated X for violence and maybe sex also... but definitely for weirdness.
- She enjoyed some of my phrases, which made me feel good.
- Part of the books made her sad, parts made her skin crawl, and she found parts of it exciting.
As I reread her edits and comments this week and weekend, I was astonished at my storyline. I wrote this? Huh. It's really... quite... well, dark. It's significantly darker than I remember, but written in almost a bubbly way. Some of the prose is decent, too -- I recognize that. It will never become a classic, but I can see it being a bestseller! There are plenty of published books out there that are far worse than this one.
So, now what? What steps do I take toward publishing? Do I walk into a publishing house and announce that I have a book I want them to buy, and that I want to make me a million dollars? Heh. Should I bother? Writing it was the easy part, compared to this...