Monday, August 4, 2008

Marketing Monday

To those of you who participated in my workshop last week, thank you so much! I enjoyed reading your comments. I hope you'll apply what you learned to your current and future fiction projects.

This week I tremble in anticipation of Knight's Curse starting the submission rounds. My agent has written her pitch letter and has already pitched to a couple of editors, both of whom responded with enthusiasm. Yes! Let's hope they're equally enthusiastic after reading the manuscript. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I've heard August is a dead month for publishers because editors are taking vacations with their families before school starts in the fall. Therefore, I don't expect much "action" until folks return to their desks when summer's over. But you never know. I think my manuscript would make a great beach read. Hee hee! I don't plan to wait with baited breath, though. August is a busy month for me as I prepare for the two workshops I'll be giving at Colorado Gold in September. And I have my next project to work on in the mean time: Mystic Taxi. Though I have the next two books loosely plotted for my Knight series, I know better than to count those chickens too soon.

Tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday so I'll post my one-page synopsis for Mystic Taxi, but without giving away the ending.


Suzanne McLeod said...

Good luck Karen for C ;)

Great workshop last week, I didn't pop in to comment, but followed it avidly.

Looking forward to Mystic Taxi - love the title ;)

Suzanne xx

Natalie Hatch said...

Good Luck Karen and thanks for your workshop, there were soo many things I hadn't thought of that you pointed out, so now I'm editing AGAIN, and this mss is turning out a lot better than I thought.

Karen Duvall said...

Thanks, Suzanne! I'm glad you popped in for a looksee. 8^)

Hey, Natalie, that's great! I'm so glad your manuscript is seeing some improvements. Right on.