This week, Rachelle Gardner answered the question: Why is Publishing So Slow? I get it. I read the words, I understand them, but I still want to rip hair out of my head. My query is still sitting with two (I would love either one of them) agents. They both list 6-8 weeks for response time. I'm in week 6. Waiting is my favorite...my brutal agonizing favorite. Thankfully the blogs inspire me.
Who inspired you this week?
Understanding Industry & Market
Quicker Release Times with E-Publishing Doesn't Mean a Faster Publishing World @ Babbles from Scott Eagan.
Do Publishers Edit Books Anymore? @ Rachelle Gardner.
Word Count in an Epub World @ BookEnds.
News You Can Use @ The Steve Laube Agency.
The Long and Short of It @ Pimp My Novel.
Obtaining Cover Blurbs @ STET!
Does Our Author Appearance Matter? @ Guide to Literary Agents.
Can You Be a Nice Agent? @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Meeting an Agent at a Conference @ BookEnds.
Why Don't Agents Find Many Authors at Conferences @ Babbles from Scott Eagan.
What's it About? Better Queries Through Movie Trailers @ The Other Side of the Story.
Friday Night at the Question Emporium! @ Janet Reid.
Selling Yourself and Selling Yourself Short @ Jennifer Represents...
Sometimes a Little Stalking Is a Good Thing @ Bent on Books.
Ask the Editor: Trusting the Reader @ Alan Rinzler.
Five Openings to Avoid @ Nathan Bransford.
Recipe for a Heroine @ Writer Unboxed.
Ask Yourself Why @ The Blood Red Pencil.
If You Can Make It There...How Setting Can Affect Your Story @ The Other Side of the Story.
Commonly Confused Words @ Rachelle Gardner.
Groan Worthy @ Pub Rants.
Lauren is Open for Submissions @ BookEnds.