My critique group recently had the privilege of having author Dr. Tracy Prince stop by and speak to us. Tracy talked with us about being a writer and shared some insight into the publishing world. Having her visit us was a joy as much as it was inspirational. I love listening to authors speak about their work and give helpful hints to us hopefuls still working toward publication. Tracy shared a lot with us but a couple things really stood out to me and I thought I would pass it along.
In her very words, "If you aim for nothing you'll get it." That saying could not be more true. If we want something were going to have to aim high. So that means get your little hinny back to work, that book isn't going to write itself. Well wait till your done reading this post first.... Please....
Another thing that surprised me was, when pitching your book to an agent, have your pitch but also have a "two second zinger". Thanks for the heads up on that one. Now I can be prepared if some one tells me to sum up my book in one sentence instead of staring at them with my mouth agape. You never want to let an opportunity pass you by.
Her upcoming book "Portland's Goose Hollow" from the Images of America series will be released April 11th. This is a great series, it shares with us the rich history of our towns and very own neighborhood. For more information on Tracy and her upcoming release visit her Amazon page. Tracy will also be doing a reading at Powell's Books in Portland on April 15th, it is sure to be a good time.
Also look for her name in future works, she will have two more books released by the end of the year in addition to this one. I will keep you posted.