Update On My Progress Towards Publication

Hi Everyone,

I know it’s been awhile. I’ve been busy going through Gemini again, making corrections based on suggestions I received from one of the agents I submitted to. I believed her comments to be very worthwhile so I made the appropriate changes. I’ve been told by many people in my writer’s chapter that the key to being successful in this industry is flexibility. The willingness to listen with an open mind, not falling in love with your words, which would cause an inability to see what makes the story work better can either make you or break you. When you do go into contract with a publisher there will be edit stages. The easier a writer is to work with, the more likely that a relationship with that publisher will grow.

So here is what I’m doing now. I received two rejections. Based on the industry standards, that’s nothing to worry about and it certainly won’t be anything to deter me. Those of you that know me personally, know how driven I am, and how easily I can adapt to any demands placed on me.

I’ve researched several publishers and I have a list of agents that accept the psych thriller, suspense, paranormal and romance genres. I’m doing a final go through of Gemini over the next couple of weeks to correct and tweak it. My synopsis is where it should be. I’ve gathered practice query letters I’ve written and I’ll format each of them to be person specific. I think I’ll do one at a time starting with the publishers. I don’t believe in sending out submissions en masse. The reason being, if I receive a rejection with some comments, I want to think about it and make changes where necessary. Why send out the same ms with the same non functioning elements? Of course I’ll weigh the feedback. It is one person’s point of view.

I’m also in the beginning of my second novel. I have the first drafts of four chapters typed, and I’m still developing the characters and plot. It’s a romantic suspense. But that’s all I’m saying about that here.

Thank you for reading and I’ll keep you posted. I’ve accomplished all of my writing goals for 2K13 so far except for one. That is to be in a publishing contract for Gemini. But hey, there’s three months left in the year!




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