I've never actually had much sympathy for my friends with small children when they've complained about how hard it is to go anywhere with a baby. They talk about the car seats, diaper bags, porta-cribs, pacifiers, strollers and toys to be packed into the car before they can leave the house.
Well, I don't know if a first novel can be compared to a baby, but I just finished packing my car for Monday night's talk at the Richardson Public Library. All I can say is it's a darn good thing I have an SUV.
I had to pack: my easel and pad, my table top copy of my cover, the free-standing copy of the cover, the business cards and business card stand, the handouts and a few copies of the book. I've gone to Europe with less baggage.
If you live in North Texas, come see me Monday evening at the Richardson Public Library at 7 PM.
Richardson Public Library
900 Civic Center Dr.
Richardson TX 75080
We'll be talking about query letters. What to do and what not to do.
As a part of that discussion, we'll also be talking about the following:
1) What do you need to know about the publishing industry BEFORE you start querying?
2) What's up with bookstores today?
3) What's so special about how books are sold?
4) Why do I care about POD?
I'll also talk about what I did right and what I did wrong over the past four years on my way to getting an agent and a publisher.
Talk to you later.