I’m so excited to be a part of the DFW Writer’s Convention again this year. I learned so much last year and met so many awesome people. It was so much fun to hang out with fellow writers and share your trials and triumphs. Since last year I have written two more manuscripts and three more partials. I can’t believe I’ve accomplished so much. It was such an inspiring experience and I hope it brings more of the same this year. This is also the year I have my fingers crossed to get these projects pitched to agents. While I pitched my project last year, I knew that I was just getting my feet wet in this whole process. Now I’m ready to dive in to the deep end. I am excited at the prospects for the future. Thanks so much for the support!
Book One: Tears of Destiny has been sent to a professional editor. I decided that it needed some work before continuing my search for an agent. I got a lot of good feedback from beta readers and the agents I’ve submitted to so far, but the manuscript needs some work. I’ve made so many edits to it over the years it’s difficult for me to edit it like in needs. I’ve decided to invest in editing on my own for now. I think it will have a much greater chance of getting picked up if it’s polished. Thanks for all the support!
Sign of the times? Or just bad business strategies for Borders? Interesting things happening in publishing!
The DFW Writer’s Conference is a great way to network, meet other authors, connect with agents and publishers and get a lot of great information about writing and publishing. I attended the conference for the first time last year and was overwhelmed with the amount of information and interactions with other authors. It was a fantastic experience that helped me to get on track with publishing my book. I took a lot of time since then to work on my manuscript and fine-tune the necessary details to make it better. I’ve gotten great feedback on the results and recommend the conference to anyone looking to get more information about the business or just have a great time meeting other authors. The conference is put on by the DFW Writer’s Workshop (another great group and organization) and most of the organization credits go to Jason A. Myers. Head on over to the source link and check it out!
Ok, so I’ve started sending out queries to agents, which has been the most nerve wracking thing I’ve ever had to do. Here’s where you start to doubt yourself and question why you started doing this in the first place, I mean it’s only been ten years of my life I’ve devoted to developing the story for this thing and the reality is, even after all that work it could still suck and not go anywhere. Writing is a profession you do because you love it! If you write only with the expectation of being the next J.K. Rowling then you’ve missed the point. It takes a lot more than just a lot of hard work, it takes a lot of time, energy and dedication. Only then will you truly be a writer. I have a lot of people to thank for all they’ve done to provide encouragement throughout the development of this project. I hope to have a nice printed page with all their names on it when my book rolls off the press! Here’s hoping!