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about my secretive nature and the editorial process

I was supposed to write the second part to my ‘the nature of literary hype’ post, in particular about indie authors becoming popular enough (translation: skyrocketing book sales) to trigger a major publisher’s interest. However, it feels more urgent for me today to talk about what I’ve been dealing with lately in terms of my own writing process – namely, finally sending off the Work-In-Progress manuscript of my YA novel to test-readers, then hearing their feedback and starting on the editorial process.
Before I get to the key point of this blog, I’d like to take a little detour and talk about secretiveness and how, to some degree, one has to overcome their predilection to be secretive (that is, if they suffer from it like I do), if they want to progress towards their ultimate writing/publishing goals.