I’ve been working hard on my competitive analysis since my last post. I’ve been trying to figure out whether my story idea is unique enought to be marketable, a task that involves – as my husband likes to put it – sitting on my backside, reading.
It’s been a hard week, obviously… Continue reading
What is the point of lavishing time, effort and emotion on writing a book when the chances are it is not going to be published in the first place?
I’ve been down that road before. I’ve even had an agent ask to see more of my story, only to be told that while I could certainly write, the book just wasn’t marketable. But how can I tell whether my new story is going to be marketable, before I put in the hours required to write it? Continue reading
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Do you steal half an hour at lunch time to write a page or two, or do you have time enough to write when and if you want?
Everyone is different, and we all have to juggle our own unique set of priorities that dictates when and where we can write. Continue reading
There’s a big difference between writing a book and having a book published.
In some ways writing the book is the easy part. It’s your baby. You are in control as it spills from your imagination onto the page, where you can craft and polish it to perfection.
Getting the book published, on the other hand, is dependent on finding someone who loves your story as much as you do – and subjective opinion is something that you have absolutely no control over at all. Continue reading