A new idea popped on my head.
I might search for an agent. I have never done that but it will increase my chances of being discovered. Two manuscripts accepted this year would be phenomenal.
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A new idea popped on my head.
I will have a manuscript accepted into publication.
For all who want to be a successful writer, not just a published writer, I recommend you take a look at those links I am posting below; it has good info:
List of attributes that make a good children’s book (by Little, Brown Book): http://upstartcrowliterary.com/blog/?p=811
Interview with Jodi Reamer, Stephenie Meyer’s agent:
Two things from this interview that I found important:
“What is the number one mistake you see writers make when querying you? Conversely, what do you really enjoy reading in a query letter?
The biggest mistake to me is not sending sample chapters with the query letter. My decision is based solely on the writing. Not everyone can make a query letter sound interesting, so don’t take a chance–send the actual writing. If an agent insists that authors send only the query letter, then try to convey the tone of the manuscript or voice of the characters in the letter. But don’t write the letter as if sent from one of the characters. I think that’s been over done.
What makes you decide to either accept a story and represent it, or pass? Voice? Style? Characters? Or something more indefinable?
It’s really the combination of all the elements. You can’t have just one work very well. But I generally pass if there aren’t characters that grab me from the start. Authors can do a lot of revising, but I’ve found that it’s nearly impossible to make uninteresting characters interesting.”
I know I will be a famous published writer, just like I know tomorrow will be Wednesday but, right now my problem is figuring out what to write and which manuscript to send to a publishing house and WHICH publishing house.
Super excited that Penguin and Random House merged!
I lack motivation and enthusiasm. Not sure how to fix that. I may write but I never edit.
I don’t finish what I start. And that’s bad.
I have been writing daily but I haven’t edited. I created a few good stories and I believe a couple of them could be sent to magazines.
The others require lots of editing, polishing and time to turn into a manuscript.
That’s the reply I received from the magazine last week.
Maybe I should send to magazines for older kids.
I polished two manuscripts and sent to a magazine publisher.
I will get a reply in 4-6 weeks!
I have only a couple publishing houses to send my manuscripts to, and the plan was to have one manuscript ready to be sent this month and another 2 edited.
I haven’t written anything in over a month.
I just realized that I marked as done a goal about writer’s block, so I might as well learn from what I wrote there.
Today is the last day of the month and I still haven’t written a story for this month. I did not send any manuscripts to magazines or publishing houses nor did I publish on Amazon. In my defense, most magazines probably won’t reply until mid-August and publishing houses will probably not look at any MS for a while….Summer is here!
I change my mind constantly. I know what is my main goal but there are so many paths and I end up stuck in front of those paths, wondering which one will lead me to the best and faster result.
I might not send a manuscript to a publishing house this weekend.
I might turn it into a ebook.
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