my first proposal

October 24, 2013 Posted by the writer

I’ve been married twice, but no one has ever actually proposed to me. Right now, I’m working on my first proposal ever.IMG_0349 I’ve learned not to rely on other parties to be involved in such an intimate process. So I’m doing the proposal all by myself.


An author representative asked for a proposal or manuscript to bat up to the Editorial group.


For the past week I have been book proposal-ing. You see, I’ve got about five manuscripts floating around in the world of 40/50k words. However, as most of us are aware, I don’t have a shiny finished one.

And I’ve certainly never been asked to propose one… EEK!

Once I wrote a letter to Penguin Books Australia about my children’s book that said something like, “Hi, please?” To which they offered a prompt, “Mmm… yeee… not so much.”

I hung the rejection letter on my refridgerator.

That’s the only experience I really ┬áhave with submiting anything. I may have shot a poem or short story to a few e-mags I read here and there. That’s about all.


Even if the lovely author rep says, “We’re all set…” after I submit the proposal. Writing it has forced me to jerk my brain in directions that are creating a pretty dope proposal. So even if these cats say “Nay, ” I’ll still have something to shoot somewhere else which is pretty exciting.

Book! Book! Boooook!!

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