My New Year’s Resolution this year was to do something, anything, to advance my writing career, every day. Are you wondering how I’m doing? I’m doing great!
I finished writing the first draft of my third book for the 9 to 13 year old age group. I’ve joined two writers’ organizations, and I’ve written a letter to a publisher.
The book I’m writing now has the working title of Mayne Island Ghosts. I know, the title isn’t very strong. Any suggestions? It follows Magda’s Mayne Island Mystery and Mayne Island Aliens, two books I’ve self-published and marketed quite successfully.
The writers’ groups I’ve joined are the Federation of BC Writers and the Victoria Writers’ Society. I hope that membership in these two groups will help me grow as a writer and allow me to be published, if that’s what decide I want.
My letter to the publisher is waiting on my computer. I don’t know whether to submit the fresh, new book, a chapter or two plus an outline, or to submit one of the two that I’ve already published. I have been encouraged by a fellow writer to send my work to his publisher, after he spoke to her about it. I want to follow up this encouragement while it is still fresh in the mind of said publisher. What would you do? Would you send a ripe chapter or one that’s still green?
I am waiting to hear your comments. Please give me your advice on these questions. Thank you.