Here’s a great insight into the process of a small press editor. Much of this holds for any kind of manuscript submission. It also applies to readers, if you are selling to them directly.
Do your research. Be aware. Before paying someone to publish your book or before signing a self-publishing contract, even if it does not involve an initial payment from you, Google the publisher’s name along with the word “scam.” Then, repeat with the word “complaint.” Read carefully and think.
If you are writing the second book in a series, can you depend on readers knowing everything from the first book? Would be nice, wouldn’t it? But, uh, no. And that’s not all.
Challenges of writing the second book in a series.
Review these common problems before you submit your work to a literary agent!
As you plan submissions for the new year, here are some things to check.
If you are writing a rhyming picture book manuscript, it might be a good idea to read this excellent post right now. It warns you about common pitfalls and guides you toward success.
In this great post Kristi Holl describes some of the fears that hold me back from writing.
I don’t know about you, but it’s just what I needed today.