I’m thinking about hiring an editor. Someone to take that close look at my novel and really see what’s wrong with it. Someone who would be doing that for money, not just because they’re my friend and they like me.
It’s scary business, turning my “baby” over to a stranger. Really, that’s what any of this publishing process is, so I don’t see the harm in taking this big step.
The trick now is to find someone I trust, someone that I know will do a good job.