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Middle Grade (MG) / Re: agent? or Unsolicited manuscript?
« Last post by jerry-harwood on June 24, 2020, 08:29 AM »
Someone gave me several pieces of advice that I thought were helpful:
-1. Agents are overwhelmed with material.  They are looking for a reason to set your work aside.  Make sure you are fully ready to send it out.  Not just the chapters, but the query letter and synopsis. 

-2. Slow down.  Set the book aside a bit.  Let someone go through it (I used two people from upward.com).  Be willing to revise / edit.

-3. Know why you are writing - For me, I truly wanted to publish a book.  That was my first goal.  I wanted my new hobby / part-time career to have legitimacy.  I also knew I could spend the time pursuing an agent taking clinics, reading, and learning..  So I self published #1 and built into my writing life time to learn how to make #2 better.  I also learned a lot about publishing and marketing through that endeavor as well. 

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I love it. The illustrations are wonderful and the book looks charming. Yay!  :stars3
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Here's the link to my appearance on Live with Kelly & Ryan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wukk5PFXUWs&list=UUR4wTAyVbbX-IiBiGCgIBTg&index=2&t=0s
This is the second time I've been on.
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Thank you for your kind words, Debbie, Vijaya, Christine B., and Ev. In case you're interested, I'll be on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning, and they'll mention the free ebook!

I hope it went well. I'm just seeing this now, about 12 hours too late.
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Thank you everyone! I think they did a great job too!
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Thank you for your kind words, Debbie, Vijaya, Christine B., and Ev. In case you're interested, I'll be on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning, and they'll mention the free ebook!
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Congratulations, it is great.
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Anita, huge congrats to you!! That is one of the cutest trailers I've ever seen and the illustrations are adorable!!  :yay
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Anita, the trailer is so fun and your book looks adorable! I loved the chaos a baby camel brings, upside down charpoy and all. Congratulations!!!
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Great trailer :)

Love the music and the messed up yard picture is wonderful! Looks like a lot of fun.
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