I'm happy to report I've won a NZ Authors manuscript assessment for my children's fantasy adventure novel 'Brave and True'. This means a knowledgeable person will be casting their eyes over the final manuscript and offering their professional feedback - a real gift to a first novel writer like moi.
The manuscript assessment programme is available from NZ Authors, either by applying for the programme or at a cost. Find out more on www.authors.org.nz You need to be a member. There's even a NZ Association of manuscript assessors. Find out more on the website or google it.
Once the assessment is completed, I can choose to apply the expert's suggestions, or not. Then I can edit my manuscript and start sending it out in the big wide world of mainstream publishing. Or, self/indie publish...aka Amazon, www.oceanbooks.co.nz etc
This weekend I'm attending a publishing knowledge seminar hosted by Jill Marshall of Pear Jam books. Am hoping to have a whole lot of publishing questions answered by Sunday!