Writer’s Digest is a magazine that has been really helpful in developing my craft as an writer and I highly recommend, if you’re an author, that you subscribe. In fact, they have many writing contests and prompts to try out to help you further.
This past month, they were extremely helpful at giving leads to agents for authors. This is the most logical next step in my quest to become a novelist. They had several listed, but I narrowed it down to five. This is the first time I have ever sent out blind queries. I had a terrible experience a few years back with an agent, so it is not my first go around, but I am expecting better things.
Yesterday, I got my first answer back: “Thanks, but no thanks.” I hold no ill will or bitterness, though it was slightly discouraging. I continue to write and make plans to make my manuscript better. I will edit, edit, edit, until it ready for publications. One down, four to go!
I’ll keep everyone updated!