Snoopy said it best--"BLEAGH!"
Every job has its "un-fun" parts, and today I'm dealing with one of those along my chosen path...the dreaded "book proposal."
The "name" I referred to in my previous post? Their rep recontacted me and suggested some resource material--written by said "name"! I'm taking that as a go-ahead to start work on my idea, hence the BOOK PROPOSAL.
In case you're unfamiliar with the term, it's basically a justification of my book's "right to life", and my right to write it. I have to explain the premise of the book, justify the need for such a book, outline the book, give some samples of the proposed content, and explain my qualifications to write the book--all in a few pages. And in this instance, have it all ready to go in a couple weeks' time when I'll (hopefully) have the ear of an editor or two for a minute or two!
To sum up:
book idea is to book proposal as:
expecting a baby is to changing a poopy diaper
Well, I can't say I have no focus for the next two weeks! Bring on the creative fuel (chocolate and diet Coke)!