The time has come. I have been cultivating this book for three years now. The blog will suffer as my schedule until the end of the year has become a sprint to make ready for querying in the New Year. I must wait for several agents to re-open to queries so I am taking one last lap around pacing and exposition issues. Then here is the rest of the schedule:
Nov 30- Dec 3 – Prepare initial query (hope it is not abysmal)
Dec 4-7 – Query Workshop with New Leaf Literary
Dec 8 – Dec 15 – Prepare Synopsis and all supplemental materials.
Dec 8 – Dec 15 – Read entire book out loud to the pug – for final pacing and all that rot
Dec 8 – Jan 18 – Prepare list of agents that fit my work
Dec 15 – send book for binding at UPS for live edits by me, Ryan, and Ginger
Dec 22 – distribute editing copies with red pens to Ryan and Ginger
Dec 23- Jan 15 – revise as needed, get rid of glaring mistakes
Jan 18 – Jan 21 – Send out first 10 queries
For Entire process – document everything – rejection, retribution, all of it.