What Is This ‘Vito’ Thing Anyway?
Okay, so I’ve written a book about my life with my late cat, entitled ‘Vito: The Cat Who Wouldn’t Purr‘.
Or as my tagline puts it…
A whimsical, funny and ultimately touching series of vignettes that narrates my journey from college to fatherhood with Vito, my rather mischievous and larger-than-life black alley cat.
The good news is that everyone who has read my manuscript so far has liked it.
As in, hey, I feared your book would suck, but it was really, really good.
In fact, you can read their kind words right here on the website if you are so inclined.
The bad news is that I don’t know many people in the literary world.
So after some networking, I finally got two agents to read it (or at least got their readers to read it).
And they both said they liked it.
Unfortunately, they also said they didn’t love it enough to take it on.
Okay, I thought, they’re blowing smoke, trying not to hurt my feelings.
But when I talked with a few published authors, they told me that agents wouldn’t say that if they didn’t like the book.
So here I am trying to figure out what to do next.
And it hit me.
Why not publish the book on the web, a chapter at a time, and see if people like it.
And if perchance enough people really enjoy it, well maybe I can get a book deal out of the whole thing.
So if you have enjoyed the story so far, please check out Four Ways You Can Help.
And as my son Dante asked, “Wouldn’t it be really cool to see your book on a shelf at Borders?”
Yes, it would, Dante. Yes, it would.
Joel ‘DiG’ DiGiacomo…