I'd like to welcome guest blogger T. Michelle Nelson to the site. She's the author of the Lily Drake vampire series and her first two books in her series, Life and Death of Lily Drake and 'Til Death Do Us Part, are currently available for sale. Read on and learn what she thinks is the hardest part of writing a book and then getting it published. It's a fun read and I couldn't agree with her more!
There isn’t a set answer that every author will tell you. Many might say writer’s block, marketing their book, editing or publicity. As a newly published author, I was shocked to find out all of the work that went into getting my novel out there and being able to sell books. Fortunately, I really enjoy most of the background work. Most of my life I’ve been employed in sales, human resources, customer service fields, etc. I like working with people. I also love to learn every aspect of an industry, and the publishing industry is like no other. It has been interesting, fun and rewarding. And yes, at times exhausting. So to answer the question, “what is the hardest part of getting a book published?” - You may laugh. To me the most difficult part of the process is writing the dreaded query letter.