I've been writing my first book for a very long time. There have always been breaks when I didn't have time or motivation. But in the meantime I'm making good progress and I hope to finish the first version this year. The plan for next year is to find some beta readers and get honest feedback from them. Do you have any idea where to find competent, honest and friendly test readers? Once I get their feedback, I plan to edit my book again myself with some distance in time. After that, however, I would very much like to take steps towards publishing the book. As a new author, how likely do you think it is to find a publisher? And in your experience, how much time and cost is involved in self-publishing? What is your experience with writing and publishing your own first book?