Give it up for the cat. LOL. 🙂
Have you written a book and now find yourself slogging through that lengthy submission process?
Are you trying to find an agent? What about cold-submitting to publishers? Perhaps you’re self-publishing?
It’s a battlefield, isn’t it? And no matter which avenue we take, it’s also a very long journey. So why do we keep at it? Ultimately it’s our passion to write, and we just can’t give it up.
Who understands us? Hopefully our closest family members, but more than them, other writers who know what we’re going through. It’s like the old saying, you don’t know what’s it like to be a mom or dad, until you’re one yourself. You can attempt a guess, watch other parents in action, but until you’re there, feeding those little mouths and cleaning up after them, you don’t really know the extent of the commitment.
That’s why only writers can truly understand other writers. We live the commitment.
This week I’m deep in my writing. I’m just a few days off completing the first draft of my current WIP, and I can’t wait to get it finished and see how the story ends. Yep, no matter how much I plot, the pantser in me still shines through. She’s going to have some fun, and I can’t wait to let her at it.
Today I’ve also received another round of content edits from my editor. I love learning, and my editor’s a fabulous teacher. I have a hardcover notebook and as I work through the edits, I record to reinforce the lesson.
So, once you’ve written a book. What do you do? Perhaps you’re waiting to hear back from a submission, and if you are, you’ll write another book. If you’ve decided to self-publish, you’ll still be doing the same and beginning your next project. If you have a contract like me, again you’ll be working on your next project.
Yep, what do we do once we’ve written a book?
You got it. WE WRITE!
I’m such a gem of information, aren’t I? 🙂 Hey, if you enjoyed today’s post and want to tell me what you do once you’ve written a book, let me know. Perhaps your answer is different to mine. I must say, I also go cook, clean and tidy up after four very energetic kids and a hungry hubby. My kiddies are a bunch of rascals, and aged 8, 10, 13 and 14. I also have a puppy aged 2, and I’ve mentioned him because he’s just as much hard work, but I completely adore him, because he never argues back. 🙂
Also you’ll find Protector’s book links below. All that hard work needs to be read. Catch ya later.