Note: This post is a bit outdated, but still.
Not that I’m particularly initiated myself, but it did occur to me today as I told people about my awesome weekend, that a lot of people who aren’t writers and aren’t in the publishing business don’t really know how it works, just as there are plenty of lin es of business that I’m clueless about. People who knew I went to the conference this weekend asked me things like, “Do you have an agent?” and “Did you sell your book?”
Well, it doesn’t really work that way. So I thought I’d try to give a little idea of how I *think* it all works, from what I’ve read, learned in classes and workshops or otherwise gleamed from other writers. I am certainly not any sort of expert.