Category Archives: “How’s That Book of Yours Coming Along…?”

All things to do with grovelling process of trying to entice an agent to take on my book…

TRY ‘THE ORCHESTRATOR’ FOR FREE!

TRY IT FREE!!

If you own a Kindle, on the 12th and 13th August 2013 (PST) you can download The Orchestrator by Charlotte Frisby for FREE! The Amazon promotion runs from midnight to midnight but if you’re not in the PST time zone, be sure to check the time difference. If you’re a UK lass like me, that’s about 8am on 12th, to 8am on 14th.<a href="http://TRY IT FREE!! If you own a Kindle, on the 12th and 13th August 2013 (PST) you can download The Orchestrator by Charlotte Frisby for FREE! The Amazon promotion runs from midnight to midnight but if you're not in the PST time zone, be sure to check the time difference. If you're a UK lass like me, that's about 8am on 12th, to 8am on 14th.click here to go Amazon

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COMPETITION!!

Writers Magazine September edition which is available to buy now, is running a competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique of your opening chapters. The Orchestrator features, with five other books. If you are entering, I wish you the very best of luck!

http://www.feedaread.com/Blog/Competition-To-Win-A-Bloomsbury-Editor-Critique-of-your-opening-chapters/

Return to the Effort

Well, like all good, thick-skinned crazy aspiring writers, I’m trawling through the Artists and Writers Yearbook scouting a new list of agents to submit to.  I’ve compiled a relatively long list and I’m going to investigate them online via websites and so on, and then….BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!  We will have a refined list of new agents to submit to and this time, I’m going for ‘mass submission’.  I was actually pleasantly surprised at how many agents list email submissions as a method of sending your material in.  For those of you that haven’t read it, there is a really interesting piece in the yearbook on e-books and their share of the market…

Wish me luck!

Alas…

Well, all writers get them…

Have just received a rejection from the first agent book was submitted to. Here it is:

Thank you for sending me The Orchestrator and for giving me the opportunity
to consider your work.

I have read your material, but I did not feel it would be right for my list
and therefore I am unable to offer you representation.

I am sorry not to be writing with better news, but I hope this response will
not discourage you. I wish you all the best with your writing.

Best wishes,</em

Being glass half full: a) nice answer within five weeks and b) looks like they read it all so the synopsis must be good enough because I’ve had others that stopped there before the rewrite.

Nose to grindstone once more.