|Walking over the Kurilpa Bridge to QWC|
The publishers talked to us, and gave us inside information: acquisitions, advances, sales. A bookseller told us, amongst other things, why covers are so very important - I've always said this. And we learned about author platforms, and digital publishing, and how to read our work in public. We found out how to behave if we get invited to writers' festivals (who me?), and how to follow up our one-on-one talks with the publisher. Professionally, of course. No surprises there.
The feedback I had from the publisher regarding my manuscript Sargasso was invaluable. My manuscript's not perfect, and I have some work to do, but I couldn't be happier. The word "haunting" was used - "a haunting story". Gulp.
|The Kurilpa Bridge at sunset|
So you won't see me again for a little while. I'll be bum on the seat, fingers on the keyboard, eyes front.
Life is good.