The Daily Grind

You know, as an author we spend most of our day writing. But the time comes when the WIP is complete, the characters have nothing further to talk about (for now), and we the writer, are ready to put it out there for others to critique.

By critique, I mean query. We, as authors, choose the agencies very carefully. Making sure to check out their website submission guidelines, learn about the agency, and figure out exactly what they are looking for. This will gain us respect from the agency as an author and hopefully that long awaited phone call or email.

I love a challenge. I love to scope out the agencies and see who may be the best fit for me, and visa-versa. I love to write. I love to listen to what my characters are telling me. I love when the book ends…well, maybe not. I miss those kiddos as I close the manuscript. It’s almost like they’re saying, “Hey, we’re really not done.” That’s when a book 2 or a series begins.

All I can say as an author is listen, write, revise, submit…the four words to a positive outcome.

So, as I always say,

Write On!

Deb

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One thought on “The Daily Grind

  1. Good advice, Deb. This also applies to article submissions and queries. Many publications won’t bother to read your query or submission if you haven’t followed their submission guidelines. No one wants to hire someone who can’t follow directions. Being familiar with the publication also helps to determine if your article is a good fit for their magazine, so you aren’t wasting your time or theirs. With any luck, they will agree with you and you will receive a postive response.

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