I know that despite hard work, chances of socially acceptable success are slim.
Browsing: Author Seeks Publisher
if there’s one lesson I learned over the past few years, it’s that when people offer help, you just take it.
It’s only now, as I’m querying publishers, that I realize I may have missed a crucial step in the process.
Do you know that moment when you put your iPod on shuffle mode and start questioning your taste in music? Editing your own prose feels like that.
Who am I to grow impatient with a publisher? Oh yeah, I know why. Because of Quiznos.
What happens after you send a query letter? You can either use hard data on hand to figure out if you stand a chance or create several scenarios in your head.
I bought three bamboo stalks for good luck. Then, on my way home, I realized that the woman who had sold them to me was whiter than me and could have made up the “Chinese good luck” part.
“Oh, an unsolicited query letter! Awesome, I needed something to clean up the coffee I’ve just spilled.”