I've had this unofficial playlist waiting for me on YouTube, hidden within the bowels of my "Watch Later" list. I'm sure you have videos like this. Something that looks intriguing, but you're not ready to watch it quite yet. Maybe you had to go to class or work, but you were definitely, totally going watch it later. Maybe it's something important, something you need to know that's boring. Well, for me, the day has finally arrived to break that seventh seal and look at a bunch of videos I've been putting off watching. It's time to watch the book marketing videos.
Jenna Moreci and several other great writers/editors (Kim Chance and iWriterly come to mind) have fantastic channels with writing advice that I consume regularly. They also have specific videos that I'm only now beginning to watch. Its... strange and more than a little intimidating.
There are so many things I have to start doing now or very soon that I'm getting a little overwhelmed. Jenna Moreci talked about Storiad as a platform, Kim Chance has talked about using Scrivener, which I have and intended to use for my next manuscript, and there's just so much more.
Every video I watch, every service I either scope out or sign up for, every agent I research, tells me I'm nearing that moment. In fact, according to an AMA I recently saw on Reddit, I might actually be ready to submit to my first few agents now. And that's kind of terrifying.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.