One of the toughest decisions a writer has to make is whether to try to get a traditional publisher, or go the self-publishing route. Both have their drawbacks. Getting a traditional publisher almost always requires getting an agent, first. Then the agent tries to find a publisher. It also usually means the author gives up … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions
What determines whether someone--whether they are an athlete, artist, musician, or in any other profession--is successful? It turns out it's not natural talent, or even intelligence. It's grit. At least, that's what Angela Duckworth says in Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. I've been listening to this book on Audible, and have been greatly … Continue reading Grit
Sending off your writing work to be accepted, rejected, or worse--ignored--can be a scary thing. Especially when that work is as deeply personal as memoir. I finally took that step and have submitted the proposal for my memoir to the first handful of agents. These are some of the agents that I met at the … Continue reading Let the Rejections Begin!