From Then to Den: Since I started writing novels at 16 I always wondered how authors managed to get book contracts. Their bios would run something like: "I wrote a lot of terrible books in high school, and the I wrote INSERT TITLE OF BESTSELLING BOOK and Harper Collins picked it up." That's great. But how did you bridge that gap. Having recently acquired a book contract with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas before I graduated college, I would love to lay out my writing
From Then to Den. From when I started writing novels just shy of sixteen years old, one thing always frustrated me. I never know how novelists got there. To the contract, I mean. There was always something about how they started and where they were headed now, but something always felt missing. It always seemed to go along the lines of: "I wrote a lot of terrible books in high school. Then, I wrote TITLE OF AMAZING NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER, and Harper Collins picked it up."