Some have asked me about my self-publishing experience. I think it would be a great idea to put that down in some form as I’ve certainly learned a lot that’s worth sharing. If you have specific topics/questions you’d like to see addressed, please comment below.
Any woodworkers out there? My novel’s protagonist, Reed, is a fireman, but aspires to start his own business around the craft, turning out custom furniture and other items for the home. When he had dated his wife, Lily, he took her Continue reading “Pen Turning”
As with the first rejection, this one was not rote and impersonal. I appreciate that. Though the book was not the right fit for her, she implored that I not get discouraged. I will not.
I think for many of us querying agents, it would be useful if feedback in the rejection letter including something like what is one specific thing the writer can do to improve an element of the submission.
I’ve not queried since last year. In between then and now, I’ve had the bruising, but exceedingly worthwhile experience of having my manuscript professionally edited, New York-style. Learning from last year’s experience, we worked together to address the issues and I think what has come out is solid.
Hopefully the agent I’ve just submitted to will agree!