I blame every single movie where someone gets published or is a famous writer for making me think this was going to be easy.
So in only two months time I wrote a complete, 67,000 word manuscript.
AWESOME, where can I buy it?
Whoa, Whoa, I said manuscript, not book. It's not published yet.
So go and get it published.
*sigh* It's not as easy as Jo made it look on Little Women. So first , I wrote it yes, that's fine then I had to sit and edit the hell out of it, and have about 4 differant people read it for grammar and flow.
Okay now onto publishers?
WRONG again. Then I have to sit and come up with query letters and synopsis to send to agents.
Why an agent?
Most publishers wont even look at your work unless a certified agent has presented it to them.
So whose your agent?
*Sigh* I don't have one of those either. 16 queries out, 4 rejections so far. It kills me a little inside and at the same time makes me stronger. I know the story is good, I mean I've read it about 20 times now and I know there is nothing else with a voice like this novel out in book stores right now...
A friend told me, "It just takes that one agent to believe in you."
Well lets hope that comes sooner rather than later.