When I was in third grade, I would raise my hand when I needed to go to the restroom. I'd wave it and wave it and my teacher never seemed to see me. One day, I could no longer hold it and wet my pants there in my chair.
Now this post is not about my embarrassment. (That's another story.) It's about being comfortable enough to ask the important questions when you need to. I was too shy back then to speak up and say, "Please can I be excused?"
I'm not so shy anymore.
So here they are. Questions that might make me less of a sloppy writer. Hopefully someone in blog land will be able to help me.
1. How do you make page breaks and do I need them in my manuscript to keep the Chapter headings from sliding all over when I edit. Plus, how many spaces go between the Chapter heading and the first line in the chapter?
2.VERY important. How detailed is a chapter synopsis? I want to submit to Barbour Books and they require that with the query. Has anyone ever done one
before? How should they be set up?
3. What does it mean when Explorer says it can't open a blog site? I so want to visit some of my new followers and can't.
4. How long are your chapters? I keep mine any where from 1200--2000 words. Can you have as many chapters as you want in a book?
5.When a publisher asks for a query letter and the first three chapters and a bio, do you put it all on one document? I had to do that for an agent once and felt so stupid because I had them separate. Is that the usual?
Ok--those are my questions for now. Do you have some of your own? If you want me to post them, just ask!