Thursday, 16 May 2013

Getting Published

This is a repost from C B Wentworth who did a wonderful critique of 'How I Got Published' by Ray White.

The closer I get to finalising my first book, the more I realise that the writing of it is by far the easiest part.  Having it 'peer reviewed' is going to be difficult; finding an agent and/or publisher is going to be worse; getting it published; worse still and then - Good Grief - will the public even read it?

Writing is not for sissies but having a work published and actually 'making it' must take the fortitude of a superhero - I was going to say 'ox' but then considered that a number of authors are of the feminine gender and we wouldn't at all like to be compared with an ox. :)

Here's a taste of C B's review and a link so that you can read it for yourself, 'from the horse's mouth' so to speak...

C B Wentworth

CB's rating: 3 of 5 stars
The title alone is enough to grab the attention of any writer dying to get published. Famous and not-so-famous authors share their stories of failure and eventual success in the brutal business of publishing.

Organized into short essays, a number of authors write about their experiences with query letters, rejections, agents, deals gone wrong...


Thanks, CB

2 comments:

  1. If only getting published meant some assurance of the public reading it! But that may only ever come from precious few presses...

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    1. That's the sad truth, isn't it?

      It's a good thing that a writer writes for the love of it. Well I do, in any event but being published is and will remain a dream.

      How are you feeling?

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