How do you get published? That's the big question. First, find some books similar to yours and check who the publisher is. Then go to their website and click on their Submission Guidelines. You can also ask around, search up reasonable publishers, or meet them at conferences. The last is best since they'll see your smiling face. Finding a time when they're sitting bored at a table is great. I walk up and ask what they publish. If it's anything like what I write, I smile. "That's perfect—I just happen to have finished writing a book like that. Here's what it's about..." Ideally, the publisher will ask to see a letter, sample, or proposal (which you can email later) and hand over a business card. Then you can send them whatever their instructions suggest—most likely a query letter. Here are two of mine that actually sold books.
Ready to self publish? Great. Once you have your novel all polished and ready, there's something more you'll need to do: Begin to write the front matter and back matter
* In Whedon’s Tales of the Vampires comic, he describes a geek girl named Stacy who falls in love with the Lord of the Rings movie and longs to be an elf and battle ravening orcs. “I wanted to live in that world so hard, to feel that light, to battle with that darkness,” she thinks. Instead, she’s turned into a vampire, and discovers the joy in becoming an orc, the force of evil.
Okay, Game of Thrones ended. People’s initial posts were on how satisfying it was (mostly rated from “I cried” to “perfectly reasonable” to “better than the previous episode at least,” with most, including me, in the middle.)
With episode four, The Mandalorian moves on from worldbuilding for a contained adventure fully cognizant of Star Wars’ roots in the western. In “Sanctuary,” Mando takes Baby Yoda to the remote planet of Sorgan, so they can lay low. He’s intrigued, not by the farmers’ plea for protection, but by their available lodging in such a distant area where he can avoid the bounty hunters’ guild and the former Imperial soldiers, as they search for Baby Yoda.
Like all in the theater, I was swept along with the characters of Frozen II. I laughed. I cried. (Well, okay, neither much, but the spirit was there.) Then Kristoff finally got to propose and I realized that I didn’t know what Anna would say—her response really hadn’t been set up. And that’s likely the biggest problem with Frozen II.