Wednesday, May 21, 2008

When do I give up?

How long does it usually take for you to send a manuscript around to editors, and how many people do you send it to before you give up?

Once I sign up a client it will often take a few rounds of edits before the manuscript or proposal is ready for submission, which can take a few months. But once the project is ready I'll start pitching it almost immediately unless there's a really good reason to wait (such as an approaching book fair or holiday).

I agree with my buddy Edward Necarsulmer IV about when to give up on submissions.