NF book proposal question
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|Sat, 03-29-2003 - 1:58pm|
I mean, if the proposal is successful, what will a publisher want from me? Will they want to see the entire manuscript PRIOR to assigning or contracting for the work? Or will there be a contract based upon the info in the proposal/outline?
A while back I read "Damn, Why didn't I write that?" and according to the author (author escapes me; sorry) one of the enticing things about NF is the potential to complete it after the proposal is sent and accepted (thereby saving yourself tons of work if it isn't a hit). But, I don't want to be caught unprepared if a publisher says 'yes, when can I see this?' and I have to spend months putting it together. Or is that the norm? I guess I need to read that book again; it was very thorough.
Does anyone have any experience with this?