Start at the Beginning
It is hard to say when my journey actually began, as it seems the actual beginning would be when I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and started truly writing. But then, I have been writing various things for years without the slightest notion of sharing it with anyone. So for the sake of clarity, my wishes to become a published author began only a few short years ago. (No time at all, really.)
As with anything that I am unfamiliar, I started with the World Wide Web as my infinite resource. WOW was that daunting. There is so much contradictory information out there about traditional publishing versus self-publishing, market trends, author platforms, and the list goes on and on.
The Only Sure Thing I Know
I am certain of one thing and that is, I don’t know anything about the Publishing World.
It took me a while to look through all of that information but it was easy to decide that I was absolutely a traditional girl! (Of Course!)
After all, I have put an awful lot of hard work into writing a great book and I want the best opportunity to share it. In my humble opinion, a literary agent is the expert here and therefore the only way to go.
I Now Have a Map
Every little step of this process seems to take an awful lot of calculated effort. Who knew that writing was the easy part? (Seriously!)
No matter how difficult, I am on a mission, now. I know there is an agent out there in my future and I simply have to find them! (You can too!)
Conferences are a great place to start and 2013 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino is another.
Gosh I have so much more to say about that but it will have to wait until next time!
Until then, Keep Writing.