Have no fear of writing a novel. What type of novel are you writing about? Have you attend any conferences of your subject to meet other writers? Always remember this: Publishers are always looking for new writers. In today's market, you need to have more than one manuscript or novels. There are bidding wars on new writers and how many manuscripts the writer has. Only have the fear of GOD, and shame the Devil. You have a craft to write; otherwise your concern of writing your novel would not bother you. For me, I write fantasy and some sci-fi. I as a writer refuse to give up creative control of my manuscripts and will self-publish. However, I have learn much information attending fantasy and science fiction convention and several workshops. Maintain faith, persevere with your writing a novel. As A suggestions, try to have a series of novels. If you are accepted by a major pushing company; they will be buying your career with that particular publishing company. Since you and I are African-Americans; they will be elated to show to the publishing world of finding you, and can boast that they are not prejudice. If you can, send a letter to the Library of Congress, requesting the "attorneys' information kt on the Law of Copyrights." This is a large volume containing everything on being copyrighted. Therefore, lawyers cannot charge you for charges under the laws of copyrights. This is a taxpayer products, giving to lawyers. Why pay for copyrights that are free!" Continue to write your novel. Remember, anyone and everyone has/or can write a novel. If this is going to be your career; then write with the passion and intention to be successful.. CHARGE TO YOUR WRITING CAREER AND BEING A FAMOUS AUTHOR FOREVER!!!!! GO WRITING POWERS FROM THE LORD THY GOD." aMEN.
My novel is about a family of Black Occultists saving the world.