My name is Emanuel Andrei Cosutchi, friends call me Andrew.
I was born on August '77, I live in European Union (Romania).
I became writer because I love the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre.
I was a consumer, I mean I read books, I watched movies and I played video games but one day I decided to create my own Sci-Fi universe.
So was born the project Starship "Apple of Discord".
This is a space opera and I have already 7 (unpublished) volumes.
This October the 1st volume will be ready then I must find a publishing house.
But first I must edit my book before I submit it.
I have 2 major problems and these can raise the costs too:
#1 English is not my native language and I want to provide a professional translations because my readers deserve the best
#2 I am a beginner / raw-hand / greenhorn etc., so the editors will charge me more
Writing a book it's only the half of the quest. Publishing a book is the other one. When I started to write, I thought that all I need is my imagination, good will and hard work. I discovered with horror that's not enough. I must be one-man-army: promoter, seller and above all to accept rejections and spiteful reviews. Bottom line: writing is a consuming act, it's squeeze you like a lemon. If you are not prepared for this, don't do it! Otherwise keep going your good work!
The 1st volume of my Sci-Fi book series has more than 80k words.
My book is also complex.
I put significant effort while I created Starship "Apple of Discord". I used knowledge from astronomy, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, history, geography, psychology, sociology, computer science and xenology.
Unfortunately I have no budget and I can't save enough money.
Please help me!
Thank you in advance!