I’ve spoken quite a lot about the submission process on the blog. It’s a terrifying and exciting part of the writing journey. Deciding your novel is ready to send out to agents isn’t easy. You’ll always doubt yourself. That’s why I’m sharing three things your novel needs to be before you submit, and one it doesn’t.
3 things your book needs to be before you send it to an agent:
The very first thing your manuscript needs to be, is finished. Most agents/publishers ask for the first three chapters in a submission, so it can be tempting to send those out right away. But if you receive a full request, and you’ve not finished writing your novel, you may well lose that opportunity. Not only that, but knowing how your story progresses and ends will have a huge impact on those early chapters.
There is no novel…
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