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Okay friends, I need your input. I’m about to go to line editing with OF POSEIDON in a couple of weeks, but I don’t want to be so erratic with my blog posts. My goal is to have a batch of ready-made posts for your reading pleasure during this time, some cut and paste goodies I can write in advance. When I sat down to make a list of topics, I felt a little silly, with three things on the list and all. So I thought I’d ask you. What questions do you have about the publishing process? Is there anything that concerns you right now? What do you need help with the most?

You tell me. Ask and you shall receive…

P.S. Tomorrow, stop by http://authoraghoward.blogspot.com/ for my author interview. Anita Howard is my gracious hostess, and she is one of US–a slush pile find with an awesome novel on submission to editors AS WE SPEAK! 🙂 And while you’re over there, check out her book trailer!

18 Responses

  • Apr 29, 2011

    i would love to know what happens AFTER the book gets taken on by an editor at a pub house.

    people always talk about how much work happens then, but no one ever gives an awesome insight into that next step in the process! =]

    LindsayWrites Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    Advice on the whole process. Like what you’ve learned, what your going through, what you can tell.

    Mandie Baxter Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    Hey Lindsay! Anything specific? Or just step by step?

    Mandie, you too! Any specific questions, or start from the beginning?

    Anna Zagar Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    It doesn’t matter what you post. As long as your infectious wit is sprinkled throughout, it will be a hit. 😉

    BTW, I’m really liking the water theme here. VERY fitting!

    Anita Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    Oh, and thanks for the book trailer props!

    Anita Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    I’d love to hear what you did differently the second time around. Meaning, what did you learn while writing/querying that first novel, that you put to good use while writing/querying the second one?

    Angela Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    Do you have a look at the marketing process yet? Any book signing tours in the future?

    Kaylie Austen Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    Anna, I loved your interview and I am looking forward to reading you new book. Congratulations!

    Donna Howell

    dkaye3 Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 29, 2011

    I just saw your interview– congrats on landing an agent and a deal so quickly!

    Lisa Dunick Apr 29, 2011
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  • Apr 30, 2011

    Anita, stop making me blush all the dang time! 🙂

    Angela, I think that would make a great blog post, to compare experiences. Thanks for the idea, and I’ll work on it!

    Kaylie, I HOPE there’ll be book tours, but I think it’s too early in the game for that right now. When I know, you’ll know, I promise. I hope they bring me close to you so we can party hard! (I can’t even say that with a straight face!) 🙂

    Donna! You found me! Thanks so much for the support. I’ve missed you. 🙁

    Lisa, thanks for stopping by and for the congrats! I appreciate the support!

    Anna Zagar Apr 30, 2011
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  • May 2, 2011

    For your pre-post preparation, I say you write the headline of the day as if you’re Katie Couric (Does anybody watch her?!). What was the big news story on Monday, May 9, 2011? That could be fun!

    Bethany C. May 2, 2011
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  • May 2, 2011

    Anna, we’re gonna party hardy!
    Bethany, I like that idea!

    Kaylie Austen May 2, 2011
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  • May 2, 2011

    Hey Anna! I’m here via Anita’s blog but I’m definitely sticking around to stay updated on Of Poseidon! It sounds awesome and I love Greek mythology and ocean tales! Congrats on all your success and hoping for much more to come!

    Kalen O'Donnell May 2, 2011
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  • May 3, 2011

    Hi, Anna! I’m stopping over from Anita’s blog award post. I’m glad I found your blog, too, so I can keep track of OF POSEIDON’s release date. 🙂

    Marybk May 3, 2011
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  • May 4, 2011

    Hey Kalen! Thanks for stopping by and keeping tabs on me. I appreciate your comment on my interview at Anita’s blog. Anita is so stinking lovely that it hurts sometimes… 🙂

    Marybk! A pleasure to see you here as well as on Twitter!

    Anna Zagar May 4, 2011
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  • May 4, 2011

    BethanyC-Katie Couric? Who’s that??? Just kidding! 🙂 I agree with Kaylie, great idea! But what is I don’t have big news, just…well, news?

    Anna Zagar May 4, 2011
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  • May 5, 2011

    Hey, if you’re writing the news–you can make it as big as you want. Anita’s having her gallbladder removed tomorrow–I’m pretty sure there’s a headline there. Can you believe how big it was?! And the eyes! My GAWD, it had eyes and a tiny arm!

    Bethany C. May 5, 2011
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  • May 9, 2011

    Yes, I’m curious to know why it takes so dang long to get a book out, even after the publisher accepts it! (I’m an impatient sort from the magazine world…we churn those puppies out.) Congrats on the “imminent” publication; excited for your success! Oh, and I found you through the most marvelous Anita as well.

    Jenny Phresh May 9, 2011
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