• "Forgetting Susan",  "life",  "Liz",  "Novel"

    Forgetting Susan

    I had written this very long soliloquy inside my mind that was intended to be posted here, but with each passing day, I put it off to the side and mulled on it instead.  Now, here I am, two days past the actual day I wanted to reference to begin with.  A writer’s procrastination;  Nothing new. This is sounding like a much bigger deal than it really is, so I’ll just state what has been on my mind this month.   You see, November 10, 2010, my first novel was published.  I signed a three year contract with a small publishing company who had accepted my query letter & manuscript.  It…

  • "Forgetting Susan",  "life",  "Liz",  "Novel"

    The Publishing Process: What I Didn’t Know & An Actual Query Letter

       Getting Published  Whenever I typed the last word in my novel, I assumed my next step would be wrapping my manuscript in brown paper, tied with twine, and whisked away by the mailman to the “big six” publishing companies: fingers crossed.    …not so much.     You see, after searching online for the addresses to my future dream makers, I realized that my assumptions were completely off base. Here is the message I read, written on the Random House website:     If you would like to have your work or manuscript considered for publication by a major book publisher, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent…~…