Sunday, July 25, 2010

(nearly) Time to Shift Gears

I've got a draft of the novel out to a small group of readers. This is the first full print-out of the book. Nice to have it in hand as a touchable thing that takes up space and weighs down the table a little bit.

I also have a version of my query ready to go and several agents selected for a first approach.

The early feedback on the story has been good. But still I have to be patient.

I need to hear from everyone and make any more changes their impressions demand.

As soon as that's done, I shift into sales/marketing mode. It's a part of the process I haven't done well with, historically. Like most writers, I think, my instinct is to sit in a corner and write while someone else handles all that messy stuff. But I've finally figured out that there is no one else.

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