I know I’ve been MIA from my blog for some time now, but I’ve been quite busy looking for a writing gig. Times are hard, and finding a good remote writing job with a flexible schedule is challenging. But I managed to find a gig for Collider. If you’re interested in movies and TV shows orContinue reading “New Gig, BookLife Indie Author Forum and Book Update”
Tag Archives: Getting Published
The Story Nobody Wanted
Besides being a self-published author and trying to be a traditionally published one, I’m also an essay writer. I’ve been more successful in that department, mostly writing about parenting. If ever you’re curious, here is my portfolio: https://tanialorenarivera.writerfolio.com/ I’ve been in that game for three years now, and I’ve become pretty good at guessing whichContinue reading “The Story Nobody Wanted”
The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing
If you’ve known only rejection by every publisher and agent under the sun, and you’re wondering what to do next with that book you wrote. That story you poured your sweat, your blood and tears over. That kept you up day and night, away from friends and family gatherings. That plot hole that had youContinue reading “The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing”
I self-published a book!
So here it is, the self-promoting! Ugh. I’m not a fan of the “read me, love me” scenario, but let’s face it, if I wrote a book, I certainly want people to read it. The journey here certainly has been an interesting one. Not wanting to repeat everything I wrote in my other posts (forContinue reading “I self-published a book!”
I’m Pulling the Plug
That’s it. Time’s up. I’m pulling the plug on the life support holding my dream alive of having this book traditionally published. Everyone answered no or didn’t bother to answer at all, which in the publishing world means no nonetheless. Only one publisher has not answered, but, uh, I’m not holding my breath on thatContinue reading “I’m Pulling the Plug”
So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!
I know. Stupid, careless mistake or like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman would say: “Big mistake! Big. Huge.” And I know what you must be thinking: But Tania, how can you have submitted twice to the same place if you have that Query Tracker thingy? Good question! The thing is, this particular publisher is not on Query Tracker.Continue reading “So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!”
Three Months Left
Three months till my deadline. At this juncture, it’s become clear my book won’t find a home with any publisher. As we speak, I’ve given up on publishing houses and started to submit to magazines who publish novellas in installments, and even that road looks dim at best. Self-publishing isn’t the end of the road;Continue reading “Three Months Left”
It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting Game
So, I sent in my manuscript on the 24th of May to another publisher, and they answered on the 28th! Now, before you start popping the champagne, let me inform you the answer was a resounding ‘no.’ Now, a publisher that answers that fast is never a good sign. There are only two possibilities whenContinue reading “It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting Game”
Only Five Months Left
And what have I done? Well, lately, I’ve submitted my manuscript to a contest and to a small publisher who only publishes horror. And now I wait. The results of the contest will only be divulged in late October. Their guidelines didn’t specify a timeline for the publisher, but I’m giving them three months. It’sContinue reading “Only Five Months Left”
Why Not a Literary Agent?
I did send my manuscript to several agents, here in Canada and in the States, and so far, a few rejections but, for the most part, radio silence, ergo rejections. And I figured, by sending my manuscript to an agent, it’s double the work. First, you have to wow the agent with your killer writing.Continue reading “Why Not a Literary Agent?”