I am wanting to write a first book and try to take it to publication. I have been working on a much larger series for many years, but I do not want it to be my first published work, or any book that could be related to the series. So breaking from my norm, I am stumped on what would be good for a first book. I am a fantasy writer, and I have a basic idea for what I want to accomplish with the feel and flow of the story, but I am not sure what things are best incorporated in a first publication experience. Is there anything particular I should know or plan for in writing my first book and in preparing for submitting it to publishers?