Which means there are six agents from the original 20 who I haven't heard from. And I emailed four more a couple weeks ago and haven't heard anything from them...yet! However, all of those stated that I would not hear anything unless they were interested. So though I'm not technically folding in the towel I don't have a good feeling about them either.
I've begun to seriously research self-publishing and all that's involved. I wasn't delusional (no pun intended) in thinking that self-publishing was done in one easy step. There's definitely more to it than that. But I feel educating myself on the workings of it is a must. As it's looking more and more like the route I'm going to take.
To say I'm nervous about putting my novel out there would be an understatement, as it took me a very long time to allow people I know read it. It wasn't the criticism I was afraid of, it was more because it's my baby, something I created and setting it free so to speak is scary. But if this is what I really want to do, then I need to make it happen.
I've sat back for months waiting to hear from agents and I have to ask myself...what am I waiting for? When it might be time for me to stop sitting on it and put it out there myself.
Oh what a conundrum! *sigh*
- The Delusional Novelist