Welcome to A Writer’s POV. If someone had told me that writing a novel would cause me to loose sleep, gain weight, snap at my husband, pull my hair out, (literally and figuratively) and kick the dog, if I had one, I never would have put pen to paper. But as they say, ignorance is bliss, and I plunged in and began writing my book with the na├»ve expectation that I’d be finished in a year. Needless to say, five years and seven drafts later, I’m still on my quest for the Holy Grail, a published novel. Although frustrating, I spent that time growing as a writer. Every rewrite, revision and critique taught me something. Every book I read or workshop I attended offered new insights and ways to improve my craft. My goal with this blog is to share with you what I've learned so far. To talk about issues that plague all writers, to talk about the nuts and bolts of writing. Despite the fact that it's all been said before, each of us has our own way of telling a story and hopefully you'll visit often for help, support or just for the fun of it to read the posts written from this writer's point of view.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Once upon a Time I Searched for an Agent

Up until now, my posts have been about writing in general. Now I'd like to include another subject; my search for a literary agent. Oh man, I thought writing a novel was the hardest thing I ever did in my life. But if querying agents could be likened to a fairy tale princess kissing a lot of frogs before finding her prince charming, right about now I'd be covered in warts.

Everyone who's written a novel or memoir wants to see their work in print. Indie publishing is one alternative, but if you choose to go the traditional route, you'll soon discover that there are few, if any, publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts. You must have an agent to represent you.

So check back for posts where I'll share my experience, frustration and hopefully eventual success at securing a literary agent.