Advanced search

I've written and edited my first children's story/book. What should I do now?

(27 Posts)
dabbler Thu 07-Feb-13 10:39:28

The obvious answer is probably to send it to an agent but I am baulking at that, either because it would be the first manuscript I've ever sent (scared!) or because I think I should do something else before I send it.

Family (including DD) and friends have read it and loved it. Out of them all there is one person who's opinion I really trust and she said it was great (she's a big reader and has 3 grown up kids). But basically nobody who doesn't know me has read it and I don't know anyone in the writing/publishing field.

Should I ask friend if she will critique final manuscript? Should I join a writing group to get feedback? Or should I just stop procrastinating and send it to an agent and be done with?

Would be grateful for any opinions/experience.

(btw I've written 3 follow up stories to it too)

TunipTheVegedude Mon 11-Feb-13 18:19:26

Abra1d that is rather funny smile

schmalex Mon 25-Feb-13 16:20:53

Dabbler, you should join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). They run lots of events and help to set up critique groups.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now