The Waiting Game

The last couple of months I have been busy on a number of things related to my writing and moving it forward.

I have done an online course on how to pitch to an agent and found a great deal of benefit from doing so. My pitch is now much sharper and is within the mythical 300 words maximum. That takes a bit of doing to get all that you need in and take out all that is superfluous.

I have also been dealing with beta reader comments on my current WIP, Jack Janson and the Storm Caller. So many little details that need to be looked at and carefully considered. I cannot stress enough how important it is to find good, reliable and honest beta readers. Their input is vital if a draft is to become a decent polished manuscript for submission.

Finally, and by no means less important, I have been going through published guides and websites that provide details of agents and their requirements. The list is long and each has their own specific criteria that an author must comply with. You simply must do as they ask otherwise your book, no matter how good, will not be read. It is as simple as that.

So, with my submission in to selected and correct genre agents I now have the long dark of expectant anticipation waiting for that email or even better, that phone call that will bring my book to fruition.

Keep writing.

About purpleandrew

Andrew was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at 51. A former geologist always had short hair, suited & booted for work. That all changed when the credit crunch hit. Now a speaker and writer, Andrew is focused on writing for teenagers and his new fantasy series starts with Jack Janson and the Storm Caller which is out now and is getting 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon.
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