For the last year and some change, I’ve been working on building a knowledge base, trying to fine tune my writing, and have dabbled in networking; but nothing I have done to this point has truly prepared me for the feeling I have right now.
I’m nearing the first of what will likely be several states of “completion” (a very loose term in this industry) of ‘Mandy and Samuel’, my children’s book.
Honestly, at this point, I want to kick my own tail for starting with a kids book to begin with. There is a lot more to think about, plan for, and factor in when writing for this category of readers than I initially expected. And, apparently, I just scratched the surface.
Am I scared? I’d love to say yes, but I don’t want to put myself in that sort of position. Maybe terrified is a better place? I’m kidding. This is a nerve-wracking time, though.
I’m currently researching agents, as I want to start querying M&S in the next month. Reading through some of the agency websites and other blogs, there is more to this game than I thought also. And, of course, they all tell you NOT to say you are nervous when talking to agents. Awesome.
So, wish me luck! Hopefully I will “wow” myself a good agent (both through my writing AND not losing my tacos at some point…) and move on to the next level.
In the spirit of exploring this new found land, do you have any words of wisdom for me? Any help and/or advice would be GREAT!
Butterflies image retrieved from ht tp://1000awesomethings. com/2011/04/25/259-the-good-kind-of-stomach-butterflies/