For the last few days, I've been wanting to post a little bit more about how the whole "getting an agent/getting your book published" process works. But a couple of cool kids decided to do the leg work for me . . .so I'll just sit back and delegate from here . . .You know, instead of trying to come up with my own witty remarks on the matter, or actually having to formulate an entire, well-rounded, blog post.
First off is a contribution from my sister-author Brodi Ashton: In one of my very first posts when I started this blog, I compared getting an agent to getting into the top three on American Idol. Yesterday, Brodi decided to take this metaphor and run with it--complete with pictures. So head over there and read her witty comments on the matter and pretend that I wrote them. Thanks for doing all the work, Bro!
Second, the clever folks at Macmillan Publishing decided to put together an insider's video on how a novel goes from the typewriter to the bookstore. (And, yes, I did take this video from Nathan Bransford's blog--but it's not stealing, it's delegating.) Watch. Enjoy. Be educated.
Oh, and just in case you didn't figure it out, that video was totally tongue-in-cheek. I mean, everybody knows that your agent would never staple your manuscript.