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.

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