Book proposals

Even a full-time, self-employed writer is pulled in many directions at once. If you’re working on queries, a book, or articles, it’s hard to stay on task, and even harder to measure your progress. And if you have a “day job” and are taking care of a family, time is even more fragmented.

A friend came to me this week with an urgent problem: a publisher who wants to see her book proposal, and because she was busy writing the book, of course, she doesn’t have a proposal ready. A lovely problem to have, but a problem just the same. So I offered to help her whip up a proposal that showcases the merits of her book and shows how she stacks up to the competition.

Although she has no agent at present, with an interested publisher and a good book proposal ready next week, I think she will attract an agent pretty quickly.

Think good thoughts as she begins this sought-after journey to publishing, and remember to devote enough time this week to your writing goals, so you can move your work along, toward the waiting readers in your life.

Helen

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