So not long ago I was contacted by a woman named Aubrey, the head librarian at a local library. She asked if I’d be interested in participating in this year’s area book festival, which takes place this coming October. After going back and forth a bit to figure out specifics, I agreed to join as a presenter. Not that I expect anyone to be in the area, but here’s the info!
Date: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 @ 12:00pm
Location: Neenah Public Library, 240 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54956
Presentation: From Writer to Author: A Journey
In a nutshell, I’ll be going over what’s involved with taking a manuscript from the first draft to a final, polished story that’s ready for submission. Then it’s onto everything that comes after:
- Critique partners & beta readers
- Preparing a query package
- Researching agents and editors, including sources
- Submission process–emphasis on guidelines
- Pitch events
- Dealing with rejection
I’ll also go over my own experience with receiving a full request, a contract offer, signing with a publisher, and the editing process. Basically everything from accepting an offer, up to release day. There will be a lot to go over! But I’m excited to see how it goes.
Wish me luck!