The publishing industry is in a state of flux. Editors at publishing houses have little time to edit, and even less time to mentor and develop new authors.For a book to be published, it must be close to perfect.
Most publishing houses don't accept submissions directly from writers. Writers need to be represented by agents.
Agents are looking for manuscripts—that are close to perfect!
I've been getting GREAT feedback from agents on my story, Shining Sea, Book I of Sirenstories:
"I think you've got a fabulous concept!"
"You certainly can write; you've done a wonderful job . . . "
"I love this!"
"I'd be more than happy to take another look if you revise."
"If you choose to revise, I'd love to see this again!"
I believe that if I hire an editor to help me shape and polish my pages, I'll find the agent that's right for me and my story.
I'm a musician, and I wouldn't make a record without a band, an engineer, and a producer. Books are long songs. I've written the music and lyrics, but I need a couple of pros to help me make a recording. That's where you come in!
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