Sunday, August 16, 2009

High Hopes

So I have recently found out that there is a book called Publisher's Market and it contains addresses for publishers. I have a friend helping me get the ball rolling and she is going to get that book for me. And we are going to work together to send it to everyone.

Also today Anne told me that trying local publsihers may be a good thing, as well as the big ones and the small ones.

I have visions of this book becoming super sucessful and I think it would be very cool to work with someone who has never had a chance to get there hands on the next big thing. I know sounds very cocky but thats just the way I feel. LOL

So its a matter of getting a hold of this book, and going to work on sending the right things out there. One thing I was leary about doing was giving my book to people that I didn't trust.
So after some research I found that you send a query letter and that is a brief description of yourself and your book and also a self addressed envelope. There was a very helpful website explaning all of this.

I have an english teacher going over my book for spelling or grammar type errors. I am so amped to get this underway and let everyone read my creation!!!!


Well I have explored many avenues on getting my book "Wingless" out into the public. I am very excited to share this with the world. Writing has always been a passion of mine and this is only the second time I have actually finished a book that I have started.

I am a 26 year old wife and mother who lives in Ohio. This is my dream to be a published author, I feel I have what it takes to do so. Its always been my dream to get to this point and I want to take the chance and see where it gets me. What is life without taking chances? You never know where your choices can lead you. That is why I HAVE to do this. I believe this is what I was meant to do.

Its fiction and I am already almost done with the second book as well.
I have decided to make a blog about my journey to getting this book published, maybe this will inspire others to do the same. It is very hard to figure it all out when you are new to all of this.

The first thing I have done is let a few close friends that I trusted read the book to give me feedback, I really wanted honest opinions before I took the next step. And all of them gave me better feedback then I could have ever imagined, lets just say they were dying to read the next. I am not a person to brag but I am very impressed at how well of a response I got. Because I wasn't sure what others would think. I myself think it is very good. And I am excited to write it, its been a lot of fun.
So to end this I am just hoping for anything at this point, trying everything I can to get the word out about my book Wingless. Thanks!! Here is a bit of information about the book this will let you know what it is about:

How do you learn to love death when you are so afraid of it?

Eve Cardwell is a stubborn eighteen year old girl, who is looking for her true self; she is tired of her “Perfect” family and all that comes with being a part of it. Eve literally stumbles upon a mysterious guy new to the area. She soon finds out that the guy she is falling for is like no one she has ever met. He soon reveals to her that he is not who she thinks he is, and takes her along for the ride of her life. Although things become chaotic Eve learns more about herself then she ever imagined. Can Eve really learn how to become the person she has always wanted while trying to be in love with the unlovable?

Holly Hood