My Writing

Publishing Fears and Why I’m Moving My Publication Date Back

If you’ve taken a look at Crown of Roses on Goodreads, you’ll know that it is supposed to be published in July of this year. I have never published any of my stories before so this has been a new and exciting journey for me. Unfortunately, I’ve extended my editing process quite a bit, and so haven’t sent the final draft to an editor yet. To try and still reach my goal of publication in July would be extremely stressful and these next few months will be busy for me.

Perhaps it is the perfectionist in me, but I feel the need to edit and revise this novel as much as I possibly can so as to rid myself of any plot holes, boring descriptions, and confusing scenes. Of course, if left to my own devices, I probably wouldn’t publish it at all, merely continue editing until the day I die.

I’m trying to find the proper balance between not caring at all and caring too much. I am a young, inexperienced, and first-time author. I can’t expect my novel to become the next best-seller, or even a seller at all. But the perfectionist in me is always telling me that if I just change a little more, write a little more, or edit a little more, that somehow my novel is going to become superb. What I’m trying to realize is that I will try my very hardest to make Crown of Roses the best novel it can be. But I also need to have a stopping point. A spot where I just say no, and let my novel continue on its journey alone. I’ll have done my best and only time will tell if it will be enough to amount to anything.

Even if it doesn’t, I will be proud to say that I am a published author. The joy alone of saying that would be worth it. So, for all of you curious as to when it will be published, the answer is: soon. It will happen sometime in 2019, I can guarantee that. So, in the meantime, enjoy the rough draft on Wattpad or scour my Goodreads profile for any new updates. I plan on having a poetry post up later this week, so stay tuned!

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