I sent off an email to a friend today, offering suggestions as to what she might do, now that her manuscript has been rejected once again. It struck me that this might be a good time to get together with her, and with other unpublished emerging writers, for coffee and a chat, so that we may share stories, and strategize as to what we should do next with our manuscripts, and writing careers. So, pour yourself a coffee, or a cup of tea or hot chocolate, find something yummy to nibble on, and post your conversation below in the comments section – questions, comments, suggestions, war stories, anything at all to do with your experience of trying to get published, ponderings as to how to go about it, or advice from those already published as to what the rest of us should be doing. Please respond to each other with new comments, play nicely, and remain positive. Or I will sic Mr. Griz on you.
By the way, for the purposes of this particular conversation, self-publishing is not an option. Please consider traditional trade publishing only when offering advice.
If you would like to post this conversation to your own blog and involve other friends, please direct them back here with a link, so we’re not all talking overtop of one another.
I have my cup of coffee (and a cannoli, as there were two left yesterday). Please feel free to begin the conversation… Now!