Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Book Progress Report

I heard from my friend who is editing my manuscript that he is on target to return it to me by the end of this month.

I am very excited about receiving it and evaluating the recommended adjustments and making it presentable for marketing.

Since this is my first one, I have no idea how long it will take me to finalize this process, but I hope no more than a month.

As soon as I finish my corrections, I'll begin seeking literary representation.

Basically, I have to find an agent who believes in my work and thinks they can sell the idea to a publisher.

It doesn't stop there.  They have to have marketing meetings, sales meetings and more before they actually accept it for publishing.

It could very well be a year from now before we see it on the shelves.

In the meantime, in my attempt at pre-publication publicity, I have created a Facebook Fan Page, www.facebook.com/OwenRigsby and a Twitter feed, www.twitter.com/OwenRigsby.  Owen has 172 fans on FB and 248 followers on Twitter, as of the writing of this post.

I find it interesting the number of people who have mis-understood the intent and think that Owen is a real person.  I have had several very interesting conversations with people and in some cases, had to tell them that he is a fictional character.

In any case, I would appreciate your supporting my work by becoming a Facebook fan or following Owen on Twitter.

Thanks in advance!
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