I want you to consider one other possibility before going the self-publishing route. I want you to consider putting your book away—as in don’t read it, edit it, or think about it—for six months. … Setting your novel aside for six months separates you from your notions of it. It empties your head of all you think your book is and allows you, six months later, to see it for what it really is. There may not be a more useful book revising tool.