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Hello All,
I am a retired teacher following the love of her life around the world as he commissions powerplants. I find myself in many exotic places living a rather mundane life existing within hotels in small backwater towns. I'm currently in the wilds of Brazil huddling under the A/C trying to stay cool. I have decided to make use of the long hours alone by beginning a book of undetermined length and am now applying all of the advice I used to give my 4th grade students.
I have often thought of writing novels but never had the time and secondly have been terrified of the inevitable rejections one has to endure to find a publisher; for in my mind there is no point in writing a story if there is no audience to read it. Now the first excuse is quite obviously no longer valid. And I recently discovered that the second excuse is also no longer an obstacle when I read Scott McElhaney's Mystic Saga series and more recently Hugh Howey's Wool and Shift series.  I am just over 15,000 words into my sci-fi story and am very curious how other self-publishing authors find editors for their work?  Are there any informal exchanges between budding authors? I'll edit yours if you edit mine kind of groups?
I look forward to getting involved in the myriad discussions on this board and hopefully will learn a few things on the way and maybe even meet a few friends.
 

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Welcome! :)

I am sure you will finds lots of help with your questions on finding an editor, etc right here on the boards.  I wish you the best with writing and publishing your work, Simone.

Lorie
 

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Welcome to the boards, Simone.
I'm sure you'll find all you need and much more here. Good luck with the book!  :)
 

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Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!  Already in the last 2 days I've found links to 3 great websites and am even more motivated than ever to continue with my work.

I love the energy and passion I see here.
 

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Welcome to KB!
 

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Hi Simone,

Welcome to the boards.  Nice to meet you.  You'll enjoy it here.  Enjoy the community!  :)

Lee
 
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