I’m someone who learns by Doing (making mistakes). I’ve written manuscripts that could one day be published but aren’t in current form to be; I’ve written and thrown out countless pitches (query letters); I’ve queried immature manuscripts and been rejected; I’ve entered contests and lost; I’ve entered contests that I’m waiting to hear back from; I’ve cultivated an online following; and I’ve pissed off people over the internet by stepping on toes and breaking things (probably something to do with moving too fast).
Coming into such a mature industry with no experience meant that I had a lot of catching up to do. I’m not caught up yet, but I’m getting there. Now, I’m sharing some techniques/revelations/perspectives that I’ve gained along the way.Read More