Be careful in sending your work out.

I have said this before and I am saying it again.

Be careful at sending your work out. Everyone is not honest and the copyright laws are crappy and pretty much useless.

The publishing world has a dark underbelly authors aren’t supposed to talk about but to save your work, sometimes you have to.

I suggest never send anyone your entire manuscript until they offer a contract. I know it always thrown in authors faces that they get so many manuscripts per year that yours don’t matter. But that’s malarkey. If it’s good enough it matter.

Most people aren’t aware that someone can take your idea, never mind it was you who dreamed it up and put it together. Someone else can use it however they please just so long they do not copy your work word for word. If your main character is named Bob I and they named theirs John there isn’t much you can do about it even if the premier are exactly the same and both characters are doing the same things.

I am aware there are no new writings up the sun. Everything you write has been written before but not exactly like your writings. It has not.

Right now, all the uproars are about pictures, covers and graphic. But that’s useless. It’s the contents of the book that matters. Without the contents then you have no book!

People need to start opening up more books more often, perusing them and seeing if their concept and story is being used. Recycled.

Like two summers ago someone kept decrying they had written the Fairy Tree Troll when the book was written in the early part of 2000’s and I wasn’t even online during that time because my own life was in uproar and the story came from very ancient mythology in several different cultures.

They finally let my publisher perused their book and it wasn’t even about evil Nephilim that are part immortal and part trees that should morph into a human form!

It was a freaking children books about trolls. Green Trolls who lived in trees. Our books were no way similar. My characters are supernatural while theirs were magical and they aren’t nice and trying to teach anyone anything. The books were in two totally different categories.

Yes, I was pissed off when I learned they wasted my time with a claim that had no bearing at all.

I made up those names. As far as I know there’s no creature named Elfwood. Just like I made up many names of the mythological creatures.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
This entry was posted in paranormal romance,. Bookmark the permalink.

25 Responses to Be careful in sending your work out.

  1. mega888 says:

    To this particular article marketing is still one belonging to the most effective marketing policies. End up being have saved you a massive array of time,
    am I right?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Denise says:

    I agree. You should pay a person for using their idea. Oh I read the other story. It’s a delightful children story but i don’t see how anyone confused the stories!!???

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lula says:

    I agree.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Melissa Middleton says:

    The most common way in which steal others’ work is to plagiarize it. But I do think author needs to be more careful.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Carmel says:

    I agree because once it’s gone and you haven’t copyright it then anyone can say they wrote it especially if they don’t want to pay you for it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I agree. Once it’s gone unless you’ve a tracking number or an email box that allows you to recall an email….then it’s gone. For better or worse, it’s gone and hopefully to an honest person.


  6. Mara says:

    It’s wise not to post excerpts from a book online in a blog. Piracy copy this work and claim it as their own. However, this is a highly energetic blog, I loved the zest when reading about your books. Will there be a part 2 of the Immortal Lover?


  7. Oliver says:

    Howdy, I hope you don’t mind me saying this but are you still sending your work out to publishers. If so, please stop it. I have seen too many movies, televisions shows that are eerily similar to your books. But the problem is your work was written first.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. How Sell Your Book Faster says:

    Thank you for calling that out, if floating about, fantastic ideas and stories will surface elsewhere and the original creator will be cheated out of their commission. It’s B.S. about submissions have to be submitted in oh-so-special-format or font for a publisher to accept it. If it’s great they will use it and apply another author’s name to it. Especially an author who is already making money for them rather than risk losing money with an unknown. That’s the oldest dirty secret in the publishing industry. Hey, they figure an unknown can’t fight them back anyway so what’s the penalty for doing it.


    • Thanks for informing me. I didn’t realize it was a common practice. I was speaking of company you don’t know who they are, be careful in sending uncopyrighted works out.


  9. Staci says:

    Hi, you’re right. However, in the zest to become published writers sometime throw caution to the wind.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Laurinda says:

    Hi there, just wanted to say, I loved this blog post.
    It was helpful. Keep on posting!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Seed And Park Books says:

    I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? The posted is actually fastidious. One should be careful.


  12. Ms. Beaham says:

    I read this post before sending my work out. I believed it was really informative. It made me more cautious. I was nervous about sending my work out. I’m trying to get traditional published. But I’m not sure if I want to invest money in sending out copies of my manuscript only to be turned down. I know you are supposed to find an agent to do all this for you but that’s impossible unless you already have a track record of a big following. Or of someone already in the media, or is someone famous. Agents don’t bother much with ordinary people. Therefore you have to do it yourself.

    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together. It’s a worthwhile article!


    • Hi Ms. Beaham,

      It’s nice to hear from you.:) I want people to be careful not paralyzed about sending their work out. Make sure the company is reputable and won’t use it without telling you or accrediting you.

      I agree it is difficult to get an agent these days. All are looking for the easy money not the building of relationships with clients. I know it’s all an entrepreneurship and it is impossible to make money on a subject not marketable. But I think the agent market is too quick to judge what might and might not sell.

      I wish you well in your writings.


  13. Sabra Koppinger says:

    I find your website very interesting.


  14. Olivia says:

    I say the same. People will use your ideas and make money and not pay you a dime.


  15. Adam says:

    This is my first time visiting here and I am truly pleased to read all all the useful information here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.