We’re home, and the house is fully operational. Minor damage is being cleaned up, and the exquisite weather the past few days (today and tomorrow too) is lifting everyone’s spirits. Memories from last weekend will linger for a long time, however.
At Last! A Credible Voice Supporting My Blog Plan
Here’s a huge discovery! My reading this week unveiled a referral by Jane Friedman (Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest) to a blog post by Alan Rinzler, Executive Editor at Jossey-Bass Publishing in San Francisco (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons in New York). His post–“How Self Publishing Can Lead to a Real Book Deal” (http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2010/03/11/how-self-publishing-can-lead-to-a-real-book-deal/) lends a welcome credibility to the path set forth by this blog last November 4.
Several of you have raised questions in your Comments about the wisdom of pursuing such a path versus sticking with the traditional query-to-editor/agent process. Mr. Rinzler explains why–and more importantly, how–creating a published book ourselves can garner the attention of those coveted professionals in the publishing industry. Mr. Rinzler’s blog post is a must-read for every writer out there who thinks there’s only one way to realize this dream.
And his words have further emboldened my resolve, especially since I’m so close to securing the first step: a great story revealed through a high-quality, professionally edited book. Thank you, Mr. Rinzler!
More Tips & Updates to Come
This weekend I will post again with more tips I’ve come across this week and with updates on both Separation of Faith and The Truth About Cinnamon. Still catching up on days lost due to the storm, so I need to scoot now.
Hope you’ve all had a terrific week, with a sparkling weekend ahead.