This week,Jane Friedman reports some bad news for new novelists who want to go the traditional publishing route. (Click Jane’s name to see article)
She says fiction markets are increasingly “more competitive and risk-averse due to continued dwindling sales.” And she tells us that agents and publishers are now combing queries looking for “authors who demonstrate they have a vision for their career and the marketing work involved in that career.”
So how can you show “vision” and an aptitude for “marketing work”...before you query?
One way is blogging.