Several months ago, I completed the manuscript for my first novel and began pitching the project to agents and editors.
The acquisition of a new novelist by an agent or a traditional publisher takes much time and is riddled with rejection. The odds of traditional publication are low, but the process - seeking outside feedback, revising the content, and honing a book proposal - improves the product.
To date, I've gained little traction with agents, but two acquisition editors expressed interest. Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, I'm working on marketing tools I'll need whether I publish traditionally or independently - a new, author-branded website, a newsletter, and social media pages that apply to me rather than our publishing company, Open Road Press. To help me improve my newsletter, please let me know what you do or don't like about it.
I continue to pitch articles to various web-based platforms, CBN.com being the primary one with its many followers of Christian content.