I feel like "convincing of others" sounds wrong.
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? I wrote a lot of short stories when I was young, and even sent a few in to get rejected. I was never serious about writing in college.
I focused most of my creative energy on music, and was lead singer in a folk rock band, if you can believe it. After college, I became a teacher, and was quite happy with the idea of doing that the rest of my life. However, I read a lot of mystery books in my spare time, and when my wife and I moved to San Francisco, I started missing Texas.
I decided, on a lark, that I would try writing a standard hard-boiled private eye novel set in my hometown of San Antonio. It just felt different than anything else I'd ever written, because the novel had practically forced me to write it.
The idea took me by the throat and wouldn't let me go until the manuscript was done. I tell aspiring writers that you have to find what you MUST write.
When you find it, you will know, because the subject matter won't let you go. It's not enough to write simply because you think it would be neat to be published. You have to be compelled to write. If you're not, nothing else that you do matters. For me, that meant getting away from home for a while and learning to appreciate what I knew, before I could follow the old axiom, "Write about what you know.
The time I spent waiting to get published was mercifully brief compared to some. I'll be the first to admit I was lucky.
However, the process I went through was the same as it is for many writers. Even if the agent doesn't know the author, she knows that someone in the business has endorsed your work.
For this reason, I do think it can be helpful to pay someone for a line edit, if you have someone reputable in your area. A good place to look for freelance editors would be writing institutes at your local colleges. Once I had an agent, she began shopping the manuscript around.
Many publishers said no, all for different reasons. Some loved the story and disliked the characters.
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Make a road map! Outline where each chapter will go.
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