Publication: Finding your unique place
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Publication: Finding your unique place

Mansura : LA : USA | Dec 07, 2011 at 2:32 AM PST
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Before publication, I prepared the final draft . In order to catch an editor’s eye I made sure that I have edited and revamped my book. I had learned to write 500 words a day on my book, the first 50 pages is very important to an editor I wanted at least 12,000 words. They often ask to see the first 50 pages just to see if they would want to represent it. They want to know if they can turn it into new opportunities and profits. I want to keep the editor’s eye on my book. And I am making sure its been critique and the revisions are made. No matter what type of book or novel I write, I have a story to tell.

My manuscript has strong and compelling scenes, and plots that I hope would catch the readers eye, and make them want to keep turning the pages. I don’t want my manuscript to end up collecting dust sitting in a drawer or closet, so I gave it the best workup I can give it. I assessed my story’s strengths and weaknesses so that I could tell my story. I sought out a few agents who I sent my book proposal too.. And I am trying to sell an agent on the book with an agent’s acquistions letter and synopsis, along with a couple of sample chapters. I am wandering will one of them give it a whirl. After all an agent is the one who sells the book to the publisher.

So here I am sweating and wondering how it is going to turn out . I don’t know exactly all an editor looks for, but I do know some of the things, and an amateurish non-fiction story is an indication of what an editor looks for, they will know if it was written by an uncreative writer, so I put a lot into this book. It was challenging but I believe it’s going to be rewarding. At least I know what directions to take on my next book.

sherry235 is based in Mansura, Louisiana, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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