Sunday, November 28, 2010
A partial success!
That story I was working on last week has been partially successful. At least, my query package, including letter which describes the story succinctly and yet enticingly, and one-page complete synopsis, did their job and the editors have requested the full manuscript. Since this is how pretty much all new writer fiction novels are sold (often to agents, who then deal with the publishers if they choose to represent you), being able to create a successful query letter and synopsis in the short story market is encouraging. I am learning how to improve on the "selling myself" part of the professional fiction writing process. We'll see how the manuscript itself fares.