Many of you have probably seen my posts about my current WIP, Friends in Deed. In some of the more distant ones (which after rummaging through my archives a moment, seem to have been posted over at my old blog and never got transferred over), you might remember a particular section of the story which was always a thorn in my side. Each and every time I would go through it, it always seemed to stall out my progress, and weeks (months) would pass before I could finally dig my way out into the later portions of the story.
Thankfully, in this most recent round of (hopefully final) edits, it appears that things have finally settled down, since I breezed through it fairly quickly.
So, there may be hope for me yet.
Trying to figure out how to write that magic query letter which will spawn a massive bidding war.
How to convince agents and publishers that they need another poster child for an author success story once the last Harry Potter novel releases and Rowling becomes a has-been.
Good news about the progress of Friends in Deed! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!ReplyDelete
What I like the best about your work is that it is not a clone of anything. You don't try to copy the overdone icons of SFF. You tell a story your way, engaging me with a flawed antihero who does things HIS way. He's not perfect, not a kick ass kung fu space raider, just a regular guy who doesn't take himself too seriously, sets his own boundaries and follows his own rules. I like your characters, the good guys and the bad guys and the ones in between.ReplyDelete
Now that I've finished yet another (hopefully final) round of edits, it's time to see if there are agents and publishers out there who would prefer to see a story that isn't a clone of anything... :-)ReplyDelete
Good luck! I think all you need to do is include that > "How to convince agents and publishers that they need another poster child for an author success story once the last Harry Potter novel releases and Rowling becomes a has-been." in your query and you'll stand right out! Just maybe not in the right way ...ReplyDelete