Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Whoops... sorry so late

Well, this day is half over (more for some of you!) and I'm just posting. Sorry about that. We had internet traumas over here the last two days. So, since I'm so late, I'll keep it short and sweet.

If you want to query agents, you have to write a book.

If you want an agent, you have to query them.

If you want to be on submission, you have to have an agent.

If you want an editor, you have to get your book ready for your agent to submit.

If you want a book on a shelf, you have to get an editor to buy it.

Is any of this information new? Of course not. You all know it. But here's the thing: if your goal or dream is to be published, and you have yet to take any one of these steps (that are within your power)... well... the writing is on the wall. Or my blog, as the case may be.

So here's the advice part:

Go. Do it! Now!! (...and keep doing it until you make it to the next step.) If we all keep "doing" until we make it to that last step, someday all of our books WILL be on shelves. Hurray!

8 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

words of wisdom!

R.S.J. said...

Simple and true. Sometimes we focus on what we want in the future so much that we forget what we should be doing NOW. So I guess I better get going on my book...

Nicole Zoltack said...

So true!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Starts with the first step!! I don't think we could ever have too much encouragement in this field! And you, my dear, are quite good at it!

Melissa Gill said...

Good point. You've got to keep pushing forward up those steps no matter how steep they might seem.

Jamie Grey said...

That's it exactly! It's so easy to let other stuff get in the way, but if you want it, you have to do it! Thanks for the reminder!

Shari said...

Excellent common-sense advice.

Carolyn V. said...

Great advice Sara. I so need to do it. =)