I will admit that I am not the most patient person. However, it is something I will need to work on as it is a requirement in the publishing business. Still, I am waiting for many things:
1. I am waiting to hear back from my wonderful beta readers. I assume I overwhelmed them by giving them something to read at the start of the school year. I love that they were willing to help me out, and I am in no way pressuring them. School should always come first (said like a true tea
Since hurricane Irene entered my area on the east coast, I have had plenty of time inside to think about my query letter. At this point I have rewritten my query letter about fifty times, and that isn’t an exaggeration.
So why am I so concerned about this query letter? I’m concerned because if written well, it could be the Willy Wonka golden ticket to the literary agent of my dreams. In this blog I will explain what a query letter is, my experience in responses to query lett
What are beta readers and why are they important to an author?
Simply put- beta readers are people that agree to read your unpublished work before submission to an agent or publisher. They are important to me because I submitted my manuscript to a few of them. My first thought after finishing my manuscript was, ‘Wow, that was fun.’ My second thought was, ‘Will anyone else want to read this?’ Some of my family and friends did read the manuscript. They were taken in by the s
I originally thought I would write my novel, find a literary agent and get published. Easy right?
Wrong. I did write the novel. It was something I had been writing in my head for years. To be honest, it was fulfilling and a great deal of fun. 🙂 However, I’m still revising, listening to feedback, revising, listening to more feedback, revising some more, and revising my revisions. It’s a process. After I felt good about my manuscript, it was time to take the next step. It was