After graduating from Vermont College of Fine Arts last summer, I spent six months editing and revising the mg novel I'd written prior to beginning the MFA program. In January, I began sending out my agent queries. It's now April 15th, and I am still in that process.
As I write this, I have several full manuscripts out with agents as well as several queries. The name of the game is PATIENCE. You have to do a lot of waiting when looking for an agent.
And what do you do while you wait: Write the next book.
1. Because an author is only as good as his next book.
2. Because if you want to be known as an author, you need to keep putting stuff out there. 3. Because if you don't do something to take your mind off the waiting, you WILL. GO. CRAZY.
I'll be blogging about various things as I go through this publishing process. Tuesdays will be "How-To Tuesdays" where I will discuss the ins and outs of writing and getting published. Fridays will be "Read Like a Writer Fridays" where we can talk about books, new and older books, and analyze what works, what doesn't work, and why.
Welcome to my new blog. May the muse be friendly to you today.