Tuesday, 28 October 2008

How not to #4

Continuing with our 'How not to' guest blogs, bestselling author and former literary agent Orna Ross explains what NOT to say to an Agent or Editor:

“I’m not going to write another book until I know this one is being published.”

Writers think in terms of books. Agents and publishers think in terms of careers. They know that most first books fail to get attention and that a second, or often a third title, is necessary before a writer begins to break through into the consciousness of booksellers and readers.

Many now famous authors would be still unknown if they had waited for outer approval to take their writing seriously. The best thing you can do, while you work steadily and consistently towards getting one book published, is to get started on another.