My name is Ashley. I am 16 years old, and I am a writer.
I've written 4 complete books, all paging around 200 pages or more, and am currently working on the 5th. I have been trying to get published since around July. I have been looking for a literary agent since July, I guess is what I should say.
I have been trying to get my first book published. The first 3 books I have written are together as part of a trilogy. The forth book I wrote stands alone. I have been writing since April, 2011, and this blog is going to be about me giving advice about getting published.
I'm sure you're wondering why you would take publishing advice from a 16 year old. But I assure you, right now (if you are a first time writer, trying to get your book or novel published) I know more than you. If you've done a lot of research of this than good. I'm glad. Because that means you're series about this.
And so am I.
I researched publishing houses, and literary agents for months before I actually sent anything in.
You can think anything you want about me. I honestly don't care. If you don't think you will know anything more about getting a literary agent then by all means, change the page and go Google something else.
If you want to know more, read on.
Good :) glad you stayed. I won't steer you wrong. I know what I'm talking about, and I will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you leave a comment I will answer it in my next post.
Anyway, moving on.
If your novel or book is complete good. Then edit. Edit. And edit come more. Reread your novel (or book) and edit out the things that aren't necessary. Once you're finished, Google a copyright agency, pay, and send it to them.
The copyright agency I use is LegalZoom.com
Now (once you've sent your book in for it to be copyrighted) you wait. Though while you wait you can start writing another book. Or you can focus on the one you wish to publish. While you wait you can write your query letter that you will send literary agents. Or you can Google literary agents that accept the genres that fit your book. Bookmark these webpages if they do.
Thank you for reading! Please leave a comment if you have a question or just want to say something about the blog.