It's good to get excited about something.
I get excited when I see a turtle (even after this many years).
The turtles get excited about all the seaweed growth on the bottom of ORION.
And Gordon gets excited to think the ORION'S bottom will be cleaned for free.
9:30 pm and 77 degrees.
My luggage is in the cockpit. My clothes will soon to be carefully packed and I have left instructions with the horse exercisers.
Counting down to a New York state of mind...
My meetings have been scheduled with my agent, editor and publicist. I hope to learn more about the process and understand where I fit in. I always thought that an author's job was finished when "The End" was typed at the bottom of the page.
I am here to tell you that is not the case.
A few things to consider while you are working on your manuscript.
Besides the synopsis, besides the hook, besides answering the question "Why did you write your novel?"
Figure out who is going to read your book.
Figure out where on the store shelf your book will sit.
Figure out how that reader is going to find your book.
These are all things to think about.
I find out about most of the books I read from blogs and other resources on the internet.
How will readers find out about your book? If you do not consider this you will not be as successful as another author who understands both marketing and has some type of business plan.
It is just as important to market yourself as it is to market your book.
I am learning this as I go.
Writing is a business. I think if more writers understood this there would be far fewer disappointments.
Art may be passion filled and ethereal. But it loses something if it is not shared.
So transfer your excitement from your work in progress to marketing your work in progress.