Today I got my final package of edits from my editor! I should have all of them in there and the story should be all buttoned up within the next few days! Once I finish this, I feel comfortable moving on to the next book I have been brainstorming about (and dreaming about) for a … Continue reading Edits!
So busy at work I have had no time to blog! Oh the humanity! I seem to have hit a dry spell with writing and querying. I have yet to be able to do any type of writing I have been so busy at home and at work and I haven't really gotten any responses … Continue reading Dry Spell
So throughout the whole process of thinking about, writing, editing, and now querying, I have yet to tell anyone in my group of friends or family about this endeavor I have undertaken (with the exception of my wife and my editor who is a friend of my wife). So the question is now, do I … Continue reading The Big Reveal
Just got word from my editor that she is done going through my whole novel! Looks like my ending is a little weak and I have decided to do a re-write of my final chapter and epilogue which will give me a stronger ending and move some stuff from the end of Break Away and move … Continue reading Edits done-ish!
So I sent out my 50th query letter today, not sure if I should be happy about this or not. So I set a goal of 100 query letters before seriously looking into self publishing, but being halfway there, I am kinda dreading getting closer and closer to that 100 mark. There are some very … Continue reading Half Way There…
45 Query Letters sent and going strong! While I have yet to get a positive response, I am still chugging along...more like slogging. With the last 10 or so letters I sent and most from now on, I have been making them a lot more personalized in an effort to attract that Lit Agent that … Continue reading 45 and Going Strong
The holiday is over and it's back to work...both my job and the book adventure. No rejections over the weekend (I think) so that was nice, and I spent a few hours casually editing my query letter. It's amazing how something I thought was so good, changed so much. Honestly, this newer version is so … Continue reading Back to the Grind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3mtsBFe2Us Heard this Eric Clapton song the other day after receiving a few rejection letters and I thought how aptly it applies to someone like me that has yet to be published. Nobody knows me now but some day they will and "want to be my best friend" LOL well we'll see. And the journey … Continue reading Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
Query letters...they never seem to end! I realize they are a necessary part to getting published, but they are so time consuming. So statistically, if I were to query 100 appropriate Literary Agents, only 1 would want to move forward with my work and even then, I may just have to get lucky. Those are … Continue reading Query Quest