I have found an editor that is an established and accomplished author. He is willing to work on my book. I am willing to pay his fees. Here is my dilemma...
The truth is that I would like to see this published. I would like to hold a copy in my hands. I feel he would be the best one to do the work.
I also have been doing some research. I realize this book may never get published with any publishing company. Memoirs are not "hot sellers". However, I do feel mine is different, but doesn't everyone? We all have some tragic story that we have overcome. I still live with mine.
I am just trying to justify spending the money when I am just now getting my business at the point where I don't have to keep asking my husband for money. I also need to realize that after it is edited, to take it any further would cost even more.
That is where I am at right now. I want to do this so badly, but I am hesitant because I have done my research and I realize my story is not necessarily anything special except to me.
I have also been accepted with Dorrance Publishing. From what I have heard, that is not hard to do. I know that if I sign up with them, I will get my book published. They will take care of editing, design, advertising and publishing. All for a cost, of course. I would, however, sign over the rights to my book for the terms of the contract. There are no guarantees that I would make any money and I am certain that I would not make back the money I would spend. Also, would the editing be anywhere near as good as the editing done by my first choice?
Should I just forget it and be proud that I wrote it in the first place? At least it opened the door to discussion for myself.............