So I’m wondering, what stage of writing am I in? I’ve published four books. I’ve got an agent (an exciting literary agent in Connecticut with lots of experience and contacts) and I’ve been hired for a second year to write and produce a play featuring my character, Johnny Vic. So why do I feel like I’m spinning on ice? I guess it’s because the agent wants lots of hits on my blog before she can connect me with a “big” publisher. And I’m not getting them. The hits, I mean. Oh, hey, I’ve gotten a few thousand. (Not too shabby, I think.) But not enough to impress the agent. It’s a different world, she says. She’s gotten multi-million dollar contracts for clients in the past but says the publishers don’t offer those anymore, unless you’re already a “household name”. Feels like I’m in the “too late” stage. In the meantime, I’m studying the world of blogging. Looking for tips and strategies. And the insane thing is, when I log onto the “most popular blogs” I can’t for the life of me see what’s made them popular. Any suggestions?
Stages of Writing