Three Things I’m Glad I Did Before My Book Sold

Originally posted at Dead Darlings.

If you decide to go with traditional publishing, there’s very little you can control once you hit Submit on your query. You’ll feel jittery. Hooray. That’s normal. You’ll feel self-absorbed and needy and desperate. Super. Also normal. But I’m here to tell you, there is SO much you can control while you’re hanging out in the Beetlejuice waiting room hoping your number will get called by the gatekeepers.

Back in May, I had the pleasure of doing something writers dream of doing: announcing my book deal! WUT? Yeah, I’m a little shocked, too. I’ve written about revision a lot. I guess all that effort panned out. Here are some things I’m glad I did before my debut sold. Continue reading at Dead Darlings →

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