Obviously, I’ll be writing more about this, here and in the “regular” blog (it’s in the bar up top–click the “blog” tab to go to it, and then scroll down and follow, so you don’t miss the goodies there!). But for tonight, since I just got back, I give you this awesome:
Seriously, people, it was like the bucket list item I didn’t know I had.
I have a written book proposal–a completed proposal! I am, if you can’t tell, really excited about this. I’ll be talking more about this on Wednesday (what makes up a proposal), but this is a huge step forward in preparing my queries/book packages.
The proposal is essentially an Idiot’s Guide to my book. I summarize it, say why it’s needed, talk about me and my background, and then give a bit of the book. Some agents and houses just want this; some want this and a completed manuscript, and some just want a manuscript, full stop.
I’ve also decided that the book, at the moment, doesn’t need a prologue, so I don’t have to write a new one. I’m planning on writing the new epilogue once I’m back from vacation, because by then the actual ten year anniversary will have passed.
Today, I start work on the last list item: going through what particular houses/agents want.
I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July! Did you do anything particularly exciting to celebrate?