I need to Write a BookI' ve got to write a book.
Are you supposed to be writing the whole book?
When you write a novel (fiction), you need a full script. When you write non-fiction, you need a suggested reading and two or three example sections. When you write a memorandum, who knows - everyone has a different view. Here is what is and will always be true: unreleased novels MUST have a full novel before they try to find an agents or publishers.
However, things change in the field of publication, especially when it comes to non-fiction. It is more a gamble for a publishers to say "yes" to an unsubstantiated writer. Whatever you write, even if they are already released, even if they are non-fiction or memoirs: Think about backing up the whole volume before looking for a publishers.
This reduces the risks for the publishing house. I recently made suggestions to the publishing houses, including the whole script and not just a few example sections. All of the writers tell me how much they appreciate me to send them the whole text. Although they plan to work on the work, they know exactly what they are getting.
You know for sure that the writer can provide a convincing script from start to finish. This makes the publishing house much more self-confident. Cases have arisen where I sent the whole script to an editorial office, and soon I was informed that the editorial staff, the vendors and the marketers had all been reading the script covered to covered.
If so many folks in a publisher feel they can't take it off, there's no question that they can do it. They' ve seen the story themselves, and they've already started to create a premonition of how to do it. Your trust in the value of the volume is high.
If several members of the publisher commitee have a good feeling for the books, they want to try to buy them. This is entirely different from the more general script - a tough request and some murderer example sections that still make them a bit fluffing as they supply... the remainder of the script, what does this request say it will?
Will this be a rewarding read that makes readers suggest the work to their family? It' trickier to finish a volume than you think. I have learnt in recent years how hard it is to create an entirely new volume when you are bound by contract to a deadlines and have never composed a full 60,000 to 100,000 words.
They may be overly optimistic that you can turn the whole thing in, but the publishing houses know that this is not always the case. Getting ready for your business is the best way to show yourself and your prospective editor that you can - by doing it already.
To unreleased authors, I say nothing more than the off-the-shelf truth that has always been true: don't try to find an editor or editor until your novel is completed, processed, reworked and shined. Whenever memoirists have a full script and not just a pattern, I always like it. Usually not only a full script is required for memoiring, but one that has been repeatedly processed and re-worked before it is correct.
It is not intended to replace the counsel of your own operative. Rely on your agents! While you may find that you can get an agents with your nonfiction suggestion and example sections, your agents can suggest that you should review more of the books before you submit them to publishing houses. Publishing houses still buy non-fiction books on the basis of an excellent suggestion and example sections.
When you take the trouble to create it and still can't distribute it to a conventional publishing house, you're in a perfect position to release it yourself. Ready to compose an entire volume before you try to resell it?