“Am I overdoing this?” Chris asked as he typed a new entry into his readerless blog.
What am I talking about here? Well, I know I’m close to querying. I’ve said that for over a year now. But it’s really true this time. Nevertheless, there are a few more things I’m going to do before this manuscript is launched into the void.
I’m going to the Texas Writers’ League Conference in Austin this June. Never thought I’d go to one of those, but it’s nearby and it can’t hurt, right? I’m looking forward to it because it will be a live bullets type of situation. Explain your story in one sentence. Now I’ll really have to do that. One of my top agent choices will be there as well and I might even get a meeting with her (we ranked our choices ahead of time, so we’ll see if I get lucky).
I’m also sending the book to a second (SECOND) professional editor for a manuscript review. Hopefully that will help identify any issues the story has and also add some polish. Unless my book is a turd, in which case polish won’t do any good.
You can’t polish a turd.