So, I have been talking sometime now about my book, The Teapot And The Trumpet. I have been sending out query letters to different agencies, hoping to get picked up by an agent. Well that did not work out as I had hoped it would. As I had expected? Yes. As I had hoped? No.
Well that is the way of the world my friends, and if I am one thing, it is determined. So I am now in the process of converting it for self-publishing for kindle and iPad and should be done with it within a month or so.
It has been a long process getting this book out there and now I can see
the light at the end of the tunnel. There was writing it of course, then getting it illustrated, which was not done by me because I cannot draw to save my life, getting it professionally edited, in which I lucked out, I have a life long friend who is a professional editor so it cost me, nothing.
Then there was the query process, which if you are a writer and have not yet gone through this process, I have to two pieces of advice for you.
1. Expect to be rejected, because you will be, and it hurts, but its part of the deal.
2. Do not ever give up, if you want it bad enough you will make it happen.
I learned a lot from the query process, it made me resilient, it made me a better writer, it made me a better person. I would not change the experience for the world, because I know I am now better at my craft than I used to be. It reminds me of a post I wrote a few years ago, called
Are You An Elephant?
So now here we are, at the end of this post, and I will end it by letting out the picture of my cover. As always, thank you so much for stopping by.