Feeling that I’m not balancing enough in my life, I’ve sent a query and sample chapters of my YA humor/mystery novel, Red Is For Ick, to an agent. That makes six works I’ve got out making the rounds – three novels and three short stories – assuming one doesn’t come back by the time you read this.
Of course, only one – The Notorious Ian Grant – is actually sold. The rest are simply submissions, one after a request for edits and the other four in slush pile purgatory. Still, one thing I’ve heard often remains true in today’s publishing world: The reason most manuscripts are never published is because they’re not finished and sent out.