"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 7796
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 10:38 am: |
Go back and see if anybody said why they didn't accept your manuscript and see if you can fix that and see if they'll t ake it then.
Start thinking of what, if anything you did wrong.
Start writing another manuscript. Many writers its their third and fourth or even more manuscripts that get accepted.
Then the earlier ones oddly enough find a home. By the time Jack Kerouac got On The Road accepted--he had written alost ten or 11 manuscripts, all of which got published when On the Road--one of the first he ever did, got so famous.
One thing that got him over is that he had all these unpublished manuscripts he was literally torturing himself physically and mentallly to write--and it was Alan Ginsberg who pushed and pushed and finally got a publisher to accept it.
Despite the legend that he wrote it all on one roll of paper on benzedrine, he and Ginsberg and Burroughs and all his pals in the Beats went over those manuscripts. Ginsberg typed a lot of it for him.
The burst of creativity thang was good hype.
Don't put all your egg in one basket. These folks wanna know you can write more than one book.