Thanks for checking out my first blog! The reason I created this site is because I'm writing a political/thriller novel. I’ve researched how to get published and the number one thing I’ve learned is the need to have an established platform. A strong platform is necessary for many literary agents or publishers to give your manuscript a chance regardless of how good it may be.
The majority of first-time novels lose money for publishers so they have been less and less willing to give first-time authors a chance. They basically want to see that you have already established a base of readers and people who will support your book. Thus, my blog!
Have you ever read a novel and said “I could have written that?” I do all the time and have multiple story ideas in my head. So I'm finally going to put it down on paper (technically Microsoft Word but paper sounded better) and see how I do. So far I’ve completed five chapters of my first draft.
In future posts I'll give updates of my progress and a synopsis of my novel. If you’re also a book fan, I’ll be posting book reviews of my favorites and not so favorites of various genres. From time to time I’ll give my two cents on current events, music, and various other items of interest.
I'll be writing a few posts a week so be sure to check them out. Thanks, and be sure to visit often and to tell your friends and family too! My goal is to have at least one-thousand followers by the time I have my final edited manuscript, ready to send off to literary agents.
So that’s the big idea behind me creating a blog! Hopefully I’ll be able to say someday, you all helped me get published.