Waiting…and Waiting…and Waiting to Hear

I was thrilled last fall when the agent I pitched wanted to see my book. I could hardly believe the idea sounded interesting enough she wanted to have a look.

Once I got home, I looked up the agency's LONG, LONG list of manuscript formatting criteria and set up my book or success. I had it to her within two days.

Then, the wait began...


WAITI've published both independently and with small presses. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. I'll go through that another time, but suffice it to say that there's a lot of waiting involved in querying agents and publishers.

Nine months ago, I queried an agent at a writer's conference. I knew to expect a long wait, but truthfully, I had hoped I would have heard back by now.

Yes or No?

I won't be bent out of shape if the answer is "no," but I just want to get that yes or no so I know what happens next.  All life didn't stop for me, and I'm trying to be patient, but WOW is it getting hard after nine months.

Affix fingers to keys and WRITE!

I've kept myself very busy with other writing projects, as you can see by looking at the MyBookProgress info in the sidebar of my site.

Hidden Ozarks Paranormal Novellas
Due:1 year ago
101 Tips & Hacks for Busy Writers
Phase:First draft
Due:1 year ago
Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series
They All Died Smiling
Phase:2nd Proof

Nine Months and Counting

So here I am, nine months later, getting ready to pitch that same book and some others to publishers and an agent at the Ozarks Writers League quarterly conference.

I'll be "pitching" four books to a couple of publishers and an agent. We'll see if anything sticks. I'll keep you posted.

Wish me luck!

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#026 How Do I Keep My reader Reading My Book? Awakened Author Adventure Episode 26

#026 How Do I Keep My Reader Reading My Book? Awakened Author Adventure Episode 26

Welcome to the Awakened Author Adventure free writing podcast, where visionaries like you come for resources, tools and direction to help you write, publish and share your life-changing book!

Each week you get help in 1 of the 5 keys to author success in the BLISS Butterfly System, including how to write a book, book marketing help and more.

Your guide on this adventure is #1 best selling author, speaker and mentor Ronda Del Bocciothe Story Lady, (namely me). I’m PASSIONATE about turning world-changers into bestselling authors with grace, joy and ease.

Today’s teaching comes from the  I in the BLISS System for publishing –  which is to say imprinting your message into people's hearts and lives.

. This is the Tuesday audio message for Awakened Author Premium Members that you get to hear. It's your peek behind the curtain into making your dreams come true for your book and beyond!

Publishing a book, a video, a podcast, a blog post… means giving your ideas form. No more are you going to become an author someday. You can write it NOW following the simple tips and templates for authorship that you hear each week in this free podcast.

BLISS Butterfly - Follow your bliss - Follow Your B.L.I.S.S. - Celebrity Author Mentor - Book Marketing Coach - Ronda Del Boccio

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Theme of the Week –  Mesmerizing Middles!

.Last week's theme was Strong Starts. You can hear that message in Episode 25.

This week is all about how you can create mesmerizing middles and keep up momentum. Today's message for free listeners is about keeping up your publishing momentum.

It's all too common for authors to get excited about podcasting or creating videos or being on a new-for-you social network…only to lose momentum a few weeks later.

ITunes is littered with podcasts of 10 episodes or less, because the podcaster couldn't or didn't choose to keep up with the workflow of regular episode production.

So often, someone gets excited about blogging..for a few days or weeks. Then pretty soon it's more than a month since the last post.

This sporadic production or waning wandering is NOT the way to build your author platform! You want to keep up your momentum, and this week's episode will help you do just that.


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Ready to Dispel Ebook Publishing Urban Myths?

I recently had a conversation with a misguided entrepreneur who was telling his tribe that the 99 cent Kindle book is always bad and that nobody serious about their business would publish one.

Wrongo!  That's one of the urban myths of ebook publishing. You can check out the article below with more myths of ebooks, but for now, keep reading this. 

The truth is that people are buying those 99-centers in droves. A peek at the bestsellers in any genre will sh ow you that loads of them are only 9 cents.

I recommend entrepreneurs publish a shorter book (minibook/special report) at this price. For one thing, it gets you past the feeling that you HAVE to write a "whole big book" when you absolutely do not need to write a long volume to be an author worth reading.

Remember, when someone spends even a dollar, they are already 10 times more valuable to you than a freebie-seeker by virtue of the fact that this reader has opened her wallet and invested in  your book..

Amazon Kindle Direct publishing is a phenomenal way to turn y our expertise, stories and ideas into books. Independent publishing is the best way to spread your message, especially when you know what you need to have in place beyond the book.

I would be honored to help you turn your book idea into a life-changing book.

Follow your bliss,
Ronda Del Boccio,  The Story Lady

PS Thanks +Ellen Violette for bringing this resource to my attention. I appreciate it.

#indiepublishing   #kindlebooks   #Kindl   #ebook   #publishing   #TheStoryLady  

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eBook Urban Myths | Digital Book World
What rumors are going around regarding eBooks. Which are true and which are simply urban myths?