I recently learned that although I don’t consider myself to be a procrastinator, when it comes to querying, I am.
There’s always something more to do;
- I need to find a publishing home for the first book before I can think about querying the second.
- I need to complete the suggested edits to the final draft of the second book before I can reach out to the agent who made those suggestions.
- (or my favourite) I need to have the final book of this trilogy written so I can promote all three books together.
The problem is – it’s a never ending cycle. If I am going to wait until the third book is polished, it could be another ten years before the first book is ready to query, because that’s about how long it took me to edit the first book. [Read more…]