When I was preparing for the Breaking In Panel at CANSCAIP’s annual Packaging Your Imagination conference, I knew there was no way I’d be able to share my entire how-I-became-a-published-author story.
Because, you know, it’s a long story.
|That folder in the front? PYI 1998. Yup. I've been|
coming to this conference for 20 years, and this year,
I'm finally a presenter. What a thrill!
|A few pages from my submission log. A lot of rejection there. Also a|
lot of blank spaces where publishers never got back to me.
It's hard, just saying.
|The Bookshelf, Guelph|
4. All writing is grist to the mill. Find opportunities to build your writing cred. For example, does your local independent bookstore or library want book reviews for their newsletter or website? Explore freelance opportunities (PWAC is s great place to start for tips).