Monday, 25 June 2007
They say you can't get an agent unless you're already published, and you can't get published without an agent.
When I got my agent I had published squat.
They say you must have publishing credits before an editor will take a look at your manuscript.
I had no pub credits when editors began asking for my full manuscript (but hey, those clips can't hurt!)
They say if your romance is set in an 'exotic' country, no publisher will buy it since these don't sell well.
Mine is set on a tiny Caribbean island. We'll wait and see how it sells.
They say you have to know someone in publishing or it's hopeless.
They say queries should be no longer than a single page.
They say lots of stuff.
None of that really matters. What matters, to quote the inimitable Miss Snark, is that you write really, really well. Good writing will out. Usually.