14 January, 2014
You're Sure You've Finished, Right?
That's why I was tickled to come across this great poster, created by Anna Hurley "Are You Absolutely, Positively, And Wholeheartedly Ready to Publish Your Novel?". You can view the image properly on Buzzfeed, or you can buy it from its creators at 826 National. It's meant to be tongue-in-cheek, and all profits from 826 National go towards writing programs for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to release their creativity through writing. You can find out about their great work here.
The poster contains loads of fun flow diagrams and charts to help you decide if you really are ready. Including: a spinning wheel to help you choose a title, a space for your author photograph, graphs of adversity and a list of people you've shown your novel to who are not worthy critics (one point each!).
So, are you ready to publish (or submit) your novel? If you'll excuse me, I think I have a little work to do...