First off, I apologize for the lengthy silence on my part, the holidays and school have kept me extremely busy.
Anyway, for the past few weeks I have been studying how to write a book proposal and also drafting it. At first I thought that I at least half way knew what I was doing, as I slowly composed a cover letter, synopsis, and the other requirements. I, however, was far from correct, and now am officially labeling myself as ignorant of the publishing process.
I finally had to consult the, so it would seem, expert of every subject: my Dad.
After a full day with him, writing, revising, writing, editing, writing and more revising, I have come to the sad conclusion that I had no idea what I was doing and could increase my label to a much higher level ignorance. I also have come to the conclusion that fathers instinctively either know, or can find out how to do anything. Literally, anything. He was part technician, part plumber, and part book proposal editor today. He's amazing.
With the said comments behind me, I am proud to inform you that I have in fact sent in a book proposal to a publisher and am now awaiting their reply... I would say hold your breath and cross your fingers, but due to the fact that it could be up to eight weeks until they reply, if they reply at all, I would not advise doing either. Rather, I ask you to pray that God's will would be done.
Thank you and God bless,
- C. D. Hulen