CategoryWhat We Learned In Our Quest To Publish

What we learned in our quest to publish – Part VI

We’re very excited with our decision to self-publish, but because we didn’t know we had other options when we started this process, we thought we had to try and find any agent and go the traditional publishing route. Because of this, some could say that we’ve wasted time and lost money by not publishing our first book sooner. By the time we’ve completed everything and...

What we learned in our quest to publish – Part V

We’re very excited with our decision to self-publish, but because we didn’t know we had other options when we started this process, we thought we had to try and find any agent and go the traditional publishing route. Because of this, some could say that we’ve wasted time and lost money by not publishing our first book sooner. By the time we’ve completed everything and...

What we learned in our quest to publish – Part IV

We’re very excited with our decision to self-publish, but because we didn’t know we had other options when we started this process, we thought we had to try and find any agent and go the traditional publishing route. Because of this, some could say that we’ve wasted time and lost money by not publishing our first book sooner. By the time we’ve completed everything and...

What we learned in our quest to publish – Part III

We’re very excited with our decision to self-publish, but because we didn’t know we had other options when we started this process, we thought we had to try and find any agent and go the traditional publishing route. Because of this, some could say that we’ve wasted time and lost money by not publishing our first book sooner. By the time we’ve completed everything and...

What we learned in our quest to publish – Part II

We’re very excited with our decision to self-publish, but because we didn’t know we had other options when we started this process, we thought we had to try and find any agent and go the traditional publishing route. Because of this, some could say that we’ve wasted time and lost money by not publishing our first book sooner. By the time we’ve completed everything and...

What we learned in our quest to publish – Part I

We’re very excited with our decision to self-publish, but because we didn’t know we had other options when we started this process, we thought we had to try and find any agent and go the traditional publishing route. Because of this, some could say that we’ve wasted time and lost money by not publishing our first book sooner. By the time we’ve completed everything and...

We hired an editor! Not a Small Decision.

We have officially have an editor! We hired Jovana Shirley at Unforseen Editing to edit Forbidden Blood! (And hopefully all subsequent novels.)  She was our first choice and, even though we have to wait until the end of April to get started, we are very, very excited . . . and relieved. It’s not as easy to find a freelance editor as one would think. Anyone can claim they’re an editor...

The story of our logline – Part II

Last week we made it into the third round of logline critiques on Miss Snark’s First Victim, before the Annual Baker’s Dozen Contest starts next week. We were very excited to make the final round, and we received comments on what people thought. As a refresher, our logline was: A repressed vampire princess has a one-night stand with a mysterious stranger from the wrong side of the...

The story of our logline – Part I

A repressed vampire princess has a one-night stand with a mysterious stranger from the wrong side of the river, sparking an unexpected chain of events and opening her to a whole new world. This is our logline for our book. We’ve been working on our logline or elevator pitch for some time now. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s a brief summary of a book, providing a short...

Writing, publishing, and the competitive market

As we send out query letters, one of the things we read about is the market is competitive and that they are looking for new and fresh ideas. I understand an agent wanted to find the next great author who has a story or writing unlike anyone has ever seen before. Especially if the writing is good. People are going to talk about it, and it’s going to sell. The part I have trouble with is the...

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