…writer. I create characters and worlds for you to fall in love with and get lost in. But, I’m the one that feels lost. I research and write and edit and write and edit some more. I build and create but feel lost in my own office chair.
What next? Where do I go from here?
Yesterday, there was a class being held locally on how to get published. I was ready to pack up a notebook and 6 pens and my trusty voice recorder to check this out until…I did some research. I did the research because I had not heard of this author and I didn’t want to meet them and not have a clue as to what they wrote. This person was not traditionally published as the ad led me (and possibly others) to believe. They were self-published (which is a feat in its own right), but not as advertised. So I put the pens back and tucked the notebook on a shelf and sat back down in my chair and fumed.
So here I sit, staring at the shelves of books I have wondering how they did it. I did (insert author’s name) get their words pressed between glossy covers? Where did they find the key to success?
I wrote a few books…now what? What I need is for someone to guide me in the art of the query and the skill of writing a synopsis without pulling my hair out (those who know me are aware that I do not have hair to spare). How do I get an agent and, if I get one, how do I know if I can trust them? Do I need an editor? Where do I find one…? And more ‘questions’ and another ‘how’ and ‘where do ‘I and…
I NEED GUIDANCE. I have “how to” books, but what I need is a person who believes it is possible and knows the way…
I need you Stephen King!!!
Does he have a bat signal or a Pennywise face or something equally as twisted to call him?
A wanna be author. 😦