September 16, 2011

The journey


One of the things I committed to writing about on this blog was, well, my writing. More specifically, my journey to become published. I haven't been sharing much on the subject lately. Mainly because I don't feel I have made any progress.

Seriously, I've been plugging away at this for a year and a half, and I have nothing to show for it. But when I sat down to go through everything, I realized that doesn't mean I haven't made progress. First, some background, since many of you may be new to my little blog, you might want to start off reading these posts:
Basically, I am on my fourth round of queries. I query in small batches, carefully selecting who I will approach. In between each round, I take whatever feedback I have received and look at ways to improve both the query itself and my book proposal. I reassess and take time to mull it all over before continuing the quest.

Literary agents have had very complimentary things to say about my book. They feel it is well organized, well written and a great concept. Beta readers have loved it and been eager to get their hands on a completed, published copy. Fellow writers have given me great feedback to help me continue to improve my work.

And yet, here I sit, still trying to get a literary agent. To say it is frustrating does not even begin to cover it. My work with The Mom Pledge has strengthened my resolve, however, because it demonstrates daily there is a strong need for my book. Women have had such a positive response.  And so I will persevere!

If you'd like to learn more about my book, you can visit my website. And I have a page here where you can view some of my work as well.

Next week, I will explain why I write. Then I'll start to introduce you to my fellow nonfiction writers participating in the Platform-Building Campaign! I'm looking forward to getting to know them better myself!

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