Writing Books/What's next?
First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to respond to my question, I really appreciate it.
I'm currently in the process of writing a fiction novel (one day I just sat down to write and the next thing I know there's over 200 pages.) However, I have no idea how I proceed to get it on the shelves and have a bona fida book or even if it's good enough. Can you please advise?
Most publishers want to see a prospectus, which usually consists of two to three finished chapters, a chapter outline, and an estimate of market potential (sales).
I'd suggest you prepare this document, visit a bookstore to determine which publishers are handling works similar to yours, and then circulate the prospectus among them.
If you're not offered a contract, you then may want to consider working with an agent or self-publishing.