I have a friend who had traditionally published several romantic-suspense novels, but in 2006, a different kind of book called to her. It was unlike anything she’d ever written.
With fear and excitement, she gave her proposal to her literary agent for feedback.
Her agent hated it. So, did her closest friends.
Still, this woman felt so strongly about this thriller she parted ways with her agent and ignored the other naysayers. Good thing, too. Her new agent sold that novel for six figures. It was her first book to hit the New York Times best sellers’ list and has become a very successful series.
This author’s experience serves as an important lesson for all writers… [Read more…]