So I submitted my novel proposal yesterday. Quite excited, first time I’ve subbed a novel in over ten years (while busy at BioWare I really didn’t feel I had the time to write novels, focused instead on short stories).
For the novel I choose a publisher that accepted electronic submissions (print will come next, if needed but wanted to avoid the expense if I could), was considered a SFWA accepted market and has published books that are similar to what I’ve written. Will submit to other markets once I return from the Writers of the Future event, just wanted to get one submission out the door before that. I will also start the search for an agent as many markets don’t accept non-agent submitted novels but really I’d be happier if I could sell the novel to one of the few markets that accept unsolicited submissions and then go searching for an agent afterwards.
Anyways I’ll forget about it for a while and focus on new things.
Today I gutted the opening of the next novel and hope to have a review draft of the first few chapters ready for my reader to comment on before I forge ahead with the rest of it.