I’ve learned a lot over the weekend.
I got a good kick in the rear wake-up call from a fellow blogger. Who informed me of few publishing facts, that up until now I had not been aware of.
I have a few of those publishing facts that I’d like to share with those of you who are new writers, and could a few tips.
The first fact I learned was that if you’re sending your book out to agencies you need to make sure that the editing is solid, so make sure that when you do have someone edit your work, be certain that they’re top-notch. If your book isn’t edited properly like mine then any agent, or publisher you send your work to will think that your writing is sloppy and that you don’t care about your work. Make sure that you have a good editor; because if not then an agent/publisher may not take you on.
The second fact I learned was about first publishing rights. I didn’t know that if you post excerpts of your book on your blog that you could lose first publishing rights. Unfortunately now that know this I’m afraid that there will be no one Jenny Mac posts posted on my blog. For those of whom might be disappointed I apologize. I don’t want jeopardize my first publishing rights anymore than I already have. I know that there are a lot of writers out who are trying to build up an audience for your stories, but just remember. Once you publish something on the internet it’s up there for good, and you can’t undo it.
After being enlightened over the weekend I talked with a friend I met a few months ago and he’s agreed to help me fix the errors in my first book. So it’s going to be a while before I send Jenny Mac out again. Hopefully once everything’s all fixed you’ll be seeing it out in stores soon.
I hope that these publishing facts have helped any new writers out there. They’ve certainly helped me.