So are you ready? Ready to do your own marketing? Ready to work with your publisher if traditionally published and help as much as possible? I must admit I'm finding it hard to find time to write new flash fiction at the moment though that is a situation I hope to rectify soon - and I am so glad to be returning to blogging regularly too. Keeping blogging, marketing and new writing in balance is something I know I'm not quite getting right yet but I do believe I will get there!
Are your characters ready for the tasks you've set them? Are they up to it? If not, why not and how will that affect your story? There must be a really good reason for choosing that character for the task. The story can, of course, be about the failure of that character to live up to expectations. I must admit I love characters that do rise to the task and achieve things they didn't think they were capable of, but mainly I think because this is so much more positive than writing about failure!