Friday, March 12, 2010
Getting a late start today. I debated hijacking my own blog after some debate on Facebook, but decided to stick with the subject of the week. At the end maybe I'll touch on the Facebook debate.
So, you have an agent, and OH MY GOD, they've found a house that wants your book!! You have an editorial meeting with the publisher and guess what? They love your book, but want to see some changes done.
You make the changes, then comes line edits.
You edit, then comes more changes.
Then more, and more and more.
And they've given you a release date two years from now. Two years that will seem a lifetime.
It's all worth it though, from conception to publication, the hours, the frustration, the tedium, just to see your book in print. I can't wait for that day.
But you know what? That's when the hard work starts. Publicizing, market, making sure your book sells so you can sell another...your job as a writer is never done.
Good luck to ya.
non sequitur: It's hard enough making it as a first time writer, especially for writer's of YA, give me your thoughts on competing with the celebrity writers out there, Madonna, Brittany Spears, Jamie Lee Curtis, and now Hilary Duff, etc etc. Let me hear your thoughts on this. This was the subject of debate on Facebook yesterday and today.
My Dad. He's awesome.
John Messina, Personal Injury Attorney