I’m officially pitching my manuscript. Yes, I’ve crossed that threshold!
I’ve made a lot of progress with the editing. A lot of rewriting of scenes and situations. Giving the reader a clearer understanding of consequences, reactions, and outcomes. Making sure my story moves along in every scene, while building up to the outcome. And I absolutely love my ending.
Whew! Done with the rewrites/edits and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The story reads so much better and the flow is great. I’m comfortable now to share the manuscript with the professionals out there. So, all you literary agents, check your inbox for my pitch. One of you is bound to love it.
Now, I’ve already submitted queries and samples to a few agencies on my list; and included some hope and prayers with each click of the ‘send’ button.
Prior to this, I researched methods and steps to getting a book published. There are many websites and blogs out there offering advice and personal experiences. And, of course, I’ve met with fellow writers (some published) who have been through this ordeal.
Based on my research, I think I’m doing this correctly; sending the queries as particularly specified by each agency. I suppose I’ll find out if/when I hear back.
I wanted to write this particular post as a way to document the time it will take to hear back from someone. We shall see.
In the meantime, I am continuing to educate myself in the process.
Wish me luck! (fingers crossed)