As many of you know, last summer I signed a contract with a literary agent to write a book based on the subject matter as this blog. People in the know have been telling me that I need to do a better job of getting the word out about it. You would think that the fact that I don’t even have a publisher would make it a little too early to worry about such things, but those who are familiar with the industry tell me it’s never too early to start panicking about book marketing. So I’m creating this post to leave as a perma-link on my sidebar to let new readers know to look out for a book from me sometime in the next few years.
Some basic info about the book I’m writing
- It’s a memoir about my conversion to Christianity after a life of atheism. Highlights include what it was like to be a child atheist living in the Bible belt; the reasons I became convinced that God exists; and my struggles with the Catholic teaching on contraception during a dangerous, high-risk pregnancy.
- I am represented by Ted Weinstein Literary Management.
- I finished the first draft in summer 2009, and thought I was close to done. Then I realized that I had to rewrite the whole thing.
- I finished the rewrite in November of 2010. I’m now incorporating feedback suggested by my agent. After I finish that, we’ll begin to talk to publishers.
I would love to get your feedback
Another reason I wanted to write this post was to create a place for feedback. For those of you who might be interested in a book of this type, what questions would you hope it would answer? How would you want it to be similar to/different from the blog? Any topics you’d find particularly interesting? Obviously I might not be able to incorporate every suggestion, but I will certainly consider each one! Any thoughts you’d care to offer would be very much appreciated.