I have been wanting to turn my handwriting into a font and sell it for years! It's something that I know I can do and I know that it will be profitable. But I'm so unfamiliar with the type world... every time I begin looking into it I get confused and end up putting it off again. I was lead to this forum by an active pro who said this would be a good place to get some answers and guidance. If there is someone out there who's willing to lend an honest hand and point me in the right direction I would be beyond thankful.
I've read up on foundries and resellers like MyFonts and Font.com, but what I'm more interested in is the opportunity to sell my font on a larger scale. I was hesitant to use a second or third party like the ones I mentioned because I didn't know if that would compromise future opportunities. I know that there are options, I just don't know where to begin.
What is the first step in making my handwriting into a font and selling it?