So, I was going to write a book. I did all of the normal stuff would-be writers do, which is talk a lot about how one day I’d write a book. That, and sign my name on other people’s books just to get my signature right. (Sorry, John Green.)
Also, I read author and agent blogs like I was getting paid to do it. (Which I wasn’t.)
And then I learned the Number One Secret To Getting Published.
I’m sure this post will come in handy to anyone planning on writing the next Great American Novel. Which is to say, 98 percent of Americans. No matter, this applies to everyone.
The key is, you have to actually write the book. As in open a blank Word document or notebook or stack of napkins or what have you and put pen to paper, fingers to keys. Go figure, right?
Here I was, spending all this time reading and reading and learning and absorbing the endless publishing knowledge that’s out there and I kind of missed the whole point: Unwritten books don’t get published. Shocking, I know.
So that’s why I’m here. I’m writing it. Cross my heart, there are words on this page. Words about a story and not just the title or acknowledgments.
This blog will chronicle my journey from writer wannabe to (fingers crossed) real, live, actual author.