Monday, May 31, 2010

Adventures in internet marketing

So, to say I have become net obsessed in the last couple of days might be the biggest understatement in the history of understatements... I have created a website, created this blog, created a Facebook page for Eternal Memory, created a LinkedIn profile and joined lots of groups for writers and urban fantasy (the genre for my book). This has all distracted me from checking my email a hundred times a day to see if the agent has responded yet. I'm rather proud of myself, I only checked it about five times yesterday :) It's been really exciting to get feedback on the website and have people become fans of Eternal Memory on Facebook. The internet really is an amazing thing!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

So the journey begins...

Actually, this is no where near the beginning of the journey. The real journey started around ten years ago when the idea for Eternal Memory started percolating in my head. It wasn't until a couple years ago that I actually started writing it. The writing is actually not so bad. It's the editing, the researching, more editing, and finally the scary step when you actually move forward with sharing your work with the world. It is the beginning of that journey to which I refer, and I have just taken the first step.

After months of researching agents and how to query them, I've picked a few to query in the hopes that I can get representation. At this moment, I've actually just queried one agent, and am awaiting a response. That was about fifty hours and seventeen minutes ago. If my knowing that doesn't tell you what a nerve wracking experience this is, just ask my husband, who must suffer through my whining.

So now, I wait. I know from researching the industry that many writers suffer months and even years of rejection (in which case this will be a very long and melancholy blog). Will I get an agent? Will I fail, utterly and completely? Time will tell, and so will my blog.