How to Write Like a Professional

How to Write Like a Professional
6 Surprising Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur Author... and How to Avoid Them

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Debut Author FAQ "I think I can..."

"I'm getting my book published!" I squee with delight, in awe, in disbelief, in wonder...in shock! And all the while saying to myself, "I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could."

19th century train








Here are the most frequently asked questions I've already received in ONE week:
  • What's it called?
  • What's it about? "A boy named Siku"
  • When's it coming out? "2-4 years"
  • Why does it take so long?
  • Are you doing the pictures? "No"
  • So who's doing the pictures?
  • Who's the publisher?
And normally, I answer them gladly. But not here. Not yet.

So MY most frequently asked questions are:
  • How long till the next step?
  • What IS the next step?
  • When will I get a return e-mail?
  • Who's doing the pictures?
  • Can I get an agent?
  • Did the editor GET my e-mail?
So, if you want to be a writer, no wait, a published author (and writer), you have to know how to spell.

You spell "writing" DO IT. You spell "publishing" W-A-I-T.

And since I have to wait, so do you. I'll share more when I can.

Today's question: What's your DAY job? (I'm a receptionist.)

This question piggy-backs off of yesterday's question, "What did you want to be when you grew up?" If you want to enter to win a critique of up to 1500 words, just leave a comment and reference "DEB." Be sure to leave your e-mail address.

Keep on keepin' on...

7 comments:

  1. So excited for you! Looking forward to hearing the details when you can share them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So exciting! Waiting is difficult, but fun and SUCH an adventure! Congratulations. Breathe.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations again! Love this post. So that's what it's like to get offered a contract- lots of questions and waiting involved. That certainly requires patience!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Oh, yes. Questions, waiting, and patience, for sure. Maybe I should have titled it: Questions, Waiting, and Patience, Oh My! I can see a future blog post forming.

      Delete
  4. Oh! My! Goodness!!! Congratulations,Christie! I am thrilled for you. Can't wait to hear the details :-)

    ReplyDelete

I love comments just as much as the next gal, so go ahead and tell us what's on your mind. Thanks for being here!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...