How To Get A Manuscript Request in Twenty Minutes
Hey Writers and Muse Daters, do these statements ring true for you?
- You struggle to finish or publish your book.
- You feel like you’ve tried everything: you’ve read the books, taken the classes, attended the workshops, read every article that exists on the internet about how to write and get published.
- You feel frustrated or incompetent because you haven’t been published yet.
You’re not alone, writers. I work with many writers to get past these very same issues, and today I want to share with you how I helped one of these writers to finally get published.
When Barbara came to me, she was one of these writers. She’d done the work–oh boy had she done the work. She even had an MFA (a Master of Fine Arts) which many writers consider to be the pinnacle of a writer’s career. But the problem with an MFA is that the classes teach you how to write, but they fail to teach you how to publish.
In fact, one of the biggest complaints the agents I work with have about MFA writers is that their manuscripts are cookie cutter. Most agents can sniff out an MFA manuscript from a mile away. They’re all the same, which doesn’t give them that edge to be publishable.
This was Barbara’s issue exactly; she had a great concept but needed to break out of the MFA mold and transform her manuscript into something agents would scramble to represent.
Barbara and I worked on revisions over the course of several months. During that time I was in conversation with several agents about Barbara, her manuscript, and how to position her book for optimal success.
What was incredible about working with Barbara is that for the first time in her writing career, the revision process was not a stress-ridden nightmare for her, but really enjoyable. Barbara and I laughed together during our meetings and enjoyed each other’s company, because she finally felt she was on the right track to publication.
When Barbara finished revising, I sent her synopsis to an agent I work with frequently. Within 20 minutes of reading the synopsis, she asked me for a full manuscript.
Let that sink in.
Have you waited days, weeks, even MONTHS to hear back from an agent–only to get a “no thanks, not for me”?
Imagine getting a yes in 20 minutes.
Many would-be authors spin their wheels for years trying the same old things over and over again–hoping for new results. Worse: they piddle their money away one workshop, one class, one MFA at a time.
Real results ARE possible–but you’ve got to be willing to take the right steps. I work with authors who are coachable–so eager to publish that they’re willing to put in hard work.
I work with authors every day who are tired of spinning their wheels and are ready for real results and ready to invest in themselves in order to get there. I work with authors who take writing and publishing seriously without taking themselves too seriously.
If that sounds like you, and you’re really ready, I’ve opened some spots in my calendar to talk with you about where you are, where you’d like to go, and how you can get there. Click here to choose a time to book yourself directly into my calendar, and we can hop on a call and chat.
Until next time. Happy Writing.