“Submit a Good Quality Manuscript” by Joan Y. Edwards
You always submit a good quality manuscript, right? I know. You are wondering when is the best time to submit your manuscript. You want to submit this month. You’ve gone through 7 revisions. Your critique group/partner has critiqued it. You’ve made more revisions. Is your manuscript ready?
If you can say, the following words in all honesty, submit your manuscript:
“This is the best I can do with this manuscript with the knowledge and skills I have right now,”
If not, do what you know needs to be done. Then submit it.
Have you lost your passion for your story?
Have one of your main characters write a letter to you, the author, telling why he wants you to finish the story. Let him tell you what he believes the story needs. The character can ask you questions, too.
Cover these areas in the letter from a character in your manuscript:
1. Story Concept: Logline: Short selling pitch of one or two sentences
2. Short Selling Pitch Summary: 25-60 words
Inciting incident with new goal to solve a really big problem
What’s it like on the new ordinary day
Tell what he wants to do, what he wants to happen
Does he want to add new characters?
Does he want to take out characters that don’t help or hinder the reaching of the goal.
5. Is the formatting, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure good?
Now write the character back answering his questions and tell him when you will have the manuscript ready to submit. Do your best to keep your word.
Take a chance on you.
Believe in you.
Submit that manuscript.
when you get your manuscript to the best quality you can, then start submitting your manuscript…Pub Sub.
You Have the Writer Essentials for Submitting: Go for it.
Write. Write. Write.
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards. author
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