Good morning! Today’s #pubtip: don’t be myopic. At all stages of the process, is one of the most impt habits of mind you can cultivate. Narrow focus on one enthusiastic pursuing editor, one time frame, one issue: all of these things usually hurt the quality of your book and deal.
Authors, I say this with all the love in my heart: please be realistic and responsible about your manuscript deadlines. Your editor is juggling A LOT and they may not have the capacity to constantly check in to see if you are on track... (thread) #pubtip
Janet Reid @Janet_ReidThe great line from A League of Their Own, spoken by Tom Hanks to Geena Davis:
“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”
This is one way to think about stakes for Your Hero.
How and why is doing what she must going to be hard?
WELL, someone managed to find my personal Gmail address - which none of my clients have bc I don't use it for work - and send a query there. DO NOT DO THIS. It's not a good way to get extra attention; it's a good way to get yourself blocked on all my accounts. #pubtip
Reminders for #amquerying
The synopsis doesn't matter so much as long as you have the main plot points and you spoil the ending.
The query, as long as you try, won't be rejected if it's not perfect. We just want to know the hook and what the book is about.
Day 4 of the 12 Days of Videos: The Best Format for your Manuscript youtu.be/yc9KFGO6lDM via @YouTube Make sure you subscribe and turn on post notifications. Don't miss the next 8 days of videos! #querytip #pubtip #writetip
Catching up on some queries and wanted to share a quick #querytip: calling your manuscript "recently finished" or "just completed" might actually be doing you a disservice, since it implies you haven't taken the time to edit. Agents don't need to know when you wrote it!