Hey there, internet friends!
So I’m in the process of line-editing my novel. I’m also thinking of independently publishing my novel, and I’ve been reading lots of helpful advice like, “If you’re going to indy publish, then you’re a complete, raving lunatic if you don’t hire an editor!”
There’s only one downside to hiring an editor.
It looks like most editors charge something like one cent per word, which seems totally reasonable to me. Editing is hard work; I value and respect all you editors out there.
But my WIP (that’s Work In Progress) clocks in at just under 100,000 words. At one cent per word, that’s $1,000. Or, as my husband likes to call it, RENT FOR AN ENTIRE FREAKING MONTH.
So I’d like to put a shout-out to the Internet world and ask: What Did You Do?
Did you self-publish? Are you thinking about it?
Did you hire an editor or go it alone? How did you decide?
I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments, virtual friends!