Month: May 2012

What Should We Do With the Rest of Our Lives?

Many of you have asked about my writing. I’ve been writing Southern women’s fiction for a few years now and have just completed my third book. The first two are unlikely to ever see the light of day–unless I rewrite them. This new one, well, we’ll see how it’s received by the agents and editor who’ve requested to read it. My non-writing friends likely don’t know this frustrating process (and why would you) of trying to become a published author through traditional channels. Meaning; first finding a literary agent to represent your work (very hard) and then having an acquiring editor from a publishing house make an offer to buy your book (even harder). It’s not impossible though. Many of my writer friends have book deals. Many are seasoned authors with lots of books under their belts. I hope to get there sooner rather than later. I had an agent, but we’ve recently parted ways. I was lucky enough to sign with her before my work was ready to sell. I have several friends who self-publish …