This is a big week in my life as a writer. As I’ve posted here and elsewhere, I’m working on a book for parents of chronically ill children or those with life-threatening diseases. The book proposal process, necessary for nonfiction, has been shall we say, an “educational” experience. It’s made me not only better define my vision for the book but also challenged me to consider the real need in the market.
On Monday, I emailed off my first query to an agent. I’ll continue querying for the foreseeable future. On the one hand, I’m happy to have reached this point in my writing career; on the other, it’s still difficult to send your ideas & stories out, knowing full well you can face rejection on a massive scale. Writing is not for the faint-hearted. You have to roll with the punches and that’s what I’ll do.
Even if no agent or publisher shows interest in the story, it will find its way into those people’s hands that need it the most. To do otherwise would be unfaithful to the call God has clearly given me.