Like many writers, I’ve known what I wanted to do since childhood, and I’ve always known I’d need a dayjob. … More
Most publishers are in it for the love of books. Yes, even the acquiring editors, the marketing team, and the contract specialists.
But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some problematic publishing companies out there. Whether you go with traditional publishing or small press, you need to be careful.
Waiting can be very hard.
What are your coping mechanisms?
After a resounding round of form rejections, I took a step back, revamped my query and synopsis, and am now getting back into the query trenches.
You’d think I know querying forward and backward — and I do, when I stop to think about it. But, recently, one of the query submission forms asked for a one-sentence pitch — a logline — I almost flubbed it!
I know, I talk a lot about queries and the querying process. You may have even heard me say most of this before, but I’ve decided to break it out again in a clean format. Because?
Query letters are hard.
Also? I made a nifty infographic!