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Part of editing is having a beginning, a middle, and an end. Like with film, an outline helps. I had a definite idea of where I wanted it to go, but once you start laying stuff into the timeline, the film kind of tells you where it wants to go. Same with a book. I don’t think everything I do is golden, and I spend a lot of time proofreading and rewriting, which I think is important for any writer, musician, or artist to do. 17 18 Chapter 2 Myths & FAQ How do you get cool interviewees? How did you finish a film or book and follow through all the way to the end?
A reputable agent has a track record. The publisher knows that if he takes something, it’s going to be good. Chances are they can sell it. A lot of things that are agented get sold really quickly. My book $30 Film School got sold within a month of me signing with my agent (Kimberley Valentini at Waterside). How do you live? Simply and smart. Writing has very little in the way of guarantees. It’s freelance work, it’s not a secure vocation. You get a big check, and then you won’t get any money for many months.
I formatted the proposal to industry-standard format. It got me an agent, but the agent was unable to sell Starving. After a year we split amicably. He was probably sick of dealing with me anyway. I was pretty high maintenance at that point in my life. So I just self-published it. I got a “borrowed” copy of Quark, learned page layout. Did it myself and took it to a printer. Contacts — that’s what agents are all about. The way books are sold, publishers and agents are almost all in New York, all in like a five-square-block area.