For many months now and the entire month of June, I have been working on a project titled Medieval Minds. With this I hope to seek out a literary agent. I am so on the fence with this because I know the only benefit to getting the interest of an agent is exposure. But from what I hear from other authors, is that it may only lead to heartbreak and disappointment. However, I was never one to listen, so I may try to see what it tastes like for myself. The worse thing they can do is say no, and then I’ll just get to self-publish and sell it like I always do. But I am the naïve one that still believes in that one in a million chance that may lead to something better. I’m not doing this for the money but only the hopes and dreams that one day I will be on a bestseller’s list and hopefully gain a fan or two.
I started this dream with no intentions but loved the way Best Selling Author looked on the cover of a book. It really said something about a person’s work. So that is my dream and I hope to reach it within two years. In December of 2012 I wrote and published my first novella. I made several mistakes but learned from each one. I ‘m sure I will make many more but it’s a part of life. It was a wonderful feeling to click the publish button, but now I have learned to play the waiting game. It is a game worth playing. I have spent countless hours reading on the do’s and don’ts and what people hate and what they like. In the six months, I have found a wonderful editor at an extremely fair price (and does excellent work by the way), an excellent cover artist that is working on a design for me as we speak and while I am patiently waiting for my editor to send me the manuscript I have found there are several things to do:
- Post to my blog
- Take a break
- Connect with People
- Write, Write, Write
And many other things I already do in my daily life.
Writing is truly like a work of art. We as writers are artists. And a true artist has never rushed his masterpiece, but takes his time with every delicate stroke with detail and precision. With that being said, I know I will have to play the waiting game when I send off query letters to agents. There’s nothing wrong with having patience and allowing everything to take its course.
Author R. Holland