This is my first post on my “writer’s” blog. I’ve had a personal blog for more than a year now, but have finally launched a blog to support my writing career. This is all still unfolding, but my goal for this space is to share information about what’s working (and not), get comments and feedback to help me on this writer’s journey, and chronicle my musings as I become a published children’s book author with a burgeoning career. Here we go!
So, first on my to do list is well, a list. Make that several lists. I have been doing a lot of reading and research about how to set myself up for success. As with any field, there is a lot to learn. As a marketing consultant for over 10 years, I know all of the conferences, agencies, and trades. I am learning all of that in the world of children’s writing. It is a bit overwhelming, but never more thrilling. So, based on the research, classes and group knowledge I’ve gained to date, here’s my list:
1. Make a list of agents to query
2. Bookmark writers blogs to visit weekly
3. Attend some SCWBI local events in my area
4. Start writing the two projects I’ve started but am most afraid of (that should probably be number #1 on the list)
Do you have anything I should add to the list? I am just starting out, working on several projects and trying to take my writing career more seriously. I’d love to hear the first steps you took before you got published or any insight about how to just do it.