Friday, October 15, 2010

Are You Ready?

If you're an unpublished writer, are you ready to be published?

And if you are a published writer, were you ready to be published when the call came?

I've done a lot of soul searching over the past few months over whether or not I'm "ready" for this to happen. Honestly, I don't know how anyone can be completely, 100% ready for everything that is thrown their way when the publishing contract finally arrives. There are edits to make, marketing decisions to pour over, angst over reviews, publicity rounds, and of course, the whole writing the next book.

For me, I know at one point I wasn't ready. At all.

But now I think I am.

 Let me modify that.

I am as ready as I'll ever be.



  1. Hooray! You're ready! I can't wait to hear how it goes. =]

    Me? I'm on the cusp, I think. We'll see. *crossing fingers*

  2. So ready, or as you put it, as ready as I'll ever be.

  3. Nope. I finally figured out this year that my writing has a long way to go.

    I'll get there!

  4. Yes, I'm in the "Ready as I'll ever be" club here. Bring it on, how about a group contract?

  5. Me too, I'm as ready as I'll ever be!!!!! From your comments section to God's ear!

  6. Hi Melissa! I saw you over at LT Elliot's blog and I'm now following! It's nice to know you're ready! Me, not yet. I'm still halfway in finishing my first draft...getting there :) All the best to you! :)

  7. Yay Melissa! I'm so happy that you are reaching the next step:)

    Me...not ready...I'm still have so much to learn.

  8. Good for you! I think I am ready but I know I still will always grow in my writing.

  9. Great question! I'm still finishing my first WIP so in two words my answer has to be 'not yet.' *deep sigh* I'm very keen to get to the next phase but for now its one careful step at a time. ;)

  10. I'm probably as ready as I'll ever be too. Good luck.

  11. I think you're right, Melissa...I think one can't ever be 100% ready, because that means we'd be able to see the future and everything it would bring.

    But there's definitely a point at which the writing quality is there, the book is there, we've been learning about the industry and we know we're as ready as we're ever going to be.

    I'm glad you're there! Fingers crossed for you!


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