Well, I laud self-publishing, I do believe that more traditional publishing still leads to more sales. I was looking at Erotic e-publishers/print publishers and saw a call out for an anthology. 20,000-25,000 words on a certain topic.
I had an idea in that topic for some time and grabbed the chance to write about it.
I’ve written about 19,000 words, edited the crap out of them. I need to add a little more. I realized I neglected to describe any physical characteristics for my heroine. And it needs another sex scene. Not sure where I am going to add that, but it’s missing one.
I am trying to write my query letter and 2-5 page synopsis based on free information I’ve found, including Bubble Cow’s 5 day email tutorial on writing queries and synopsis. You can sign up for it free on BubbleCow’s website.
I’m plagued my self-doubt. I don’t know if my book is good enough. Is there enough sex? Too much? Bad flow? Too short a word count to do the story justice? My scenes aren’t symmetrical, does that matter?
So many … questions.
I like the book. I just don’t know if the publisher will like it. And I’ve never written a query and synopsis before, so I have no idea how to go about it. I found a website showing good and bad synopses, supposedly, but I couldn’t figure out which were which unless I read the comments and found people razing them. It makes editors come off as NOT nice people and I wonder at people who submit anything. I don’t want my letter to become blog fodder for others to make fun of.
I’m going to give it my best go. I know if it doesn’t work out I have other forums to pitch my idea. I read that this “genre” is quite hot.
I understand that editors don’t care that I always wanted to be a writer. They don’t care if I like my story. They want something that can sell.
Is my story that one for this company? I don’t know. I can hope. If not, well you all will get to read it for free or cheap.
Update: I wrote the missing character description and scenes before hitting publish. I have to finish my synopsis but my mom’s birthday party took precedence today and tomorrow I have my blood glucose test for most of my afternoon off. There’s always my hour at Karate practice however.
Wish me luck.
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