I really enjoyed reading Jenkins tips on self-editing. Definitely worth checking out as it’s always good to remind yourself of these simple, yet effective things to avoid. He has a free download, too. Here’s his link.
#editing #publishing #bookediting
In my previous post I mentioned that I would write about why it’s difficult to land a traditional publisher. Here is one snippet from Jerry Jenkins stating just how difficult it is. Granted, this wasn’t his point of his article; it’s actually about editing, but I wanted to share this to confirm my statement. He writes,
“Ideally, you’d rather be discovered by a traditional publisher who takes all the risks and pays you an advance against royalties and then royalties on your sales. But the odds of landing a traditional publishing contract are slim.
So you must separate yourself from the competition by ensuring your manuscript is the absolute best it can be. Yes, a traditional publisher will have its own editors and proofreaders. But to get that far, your manuscript has to be better than a thousand other submissions.”
You can check out his blog, here.
With that in mind, I decided that I might as well get it edited myself; that is, after all, his point. Make it the best you can before submitting it. With that said, I’m already putting in the work. That is one reason I’m choosing to self-publish, and one reason out of many as to why traditional publishing can be very difficult.
There’s more to come, so stay tuned. Comment below with questions, thoughts, but as always, negativity isn’t needed.
I absolutely LOVE this new journal I purchased from Target today. It’s funny and great for writing positive things (or not so positive) with an encouraging quote on every other page. I also loved the forward on the inside. Basically, I’m learning to embrace the now as I reach for the future.
Take a look. I’m in love.
#journals #amwriting #journaling #writers