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…

First Submission…Tick!

Wow, OMG and any other slang that might describe the strange, squirmy sensation that I have in my tummy right now.  I have sent my work to my first literary agent for their perusal.  I feel sick with anticipation.  I can’t actually believe that I’ve done it.  I’m proud, but I’m nervous too.  I want an answer…of course I do, but I want it to be seriously considered.  When I think of all the big names that I’m competing with for the attention of the reading world, I feel like the smallest fish in an ocean of blue-whale proportioned literary greats, but everyone starts somewhere.  I’ll let you know when I have a reply.  For the record of anyone who is interested, Curtis Brown have a new submission process – and it is slick.  Thumbs up CB. 

 

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Today is the First Day of…Danger.

For those of you that don’t know, I’ve written a book – an entire novel of literary fiction – and today it has gone off to the nice printer to get me five, pristine copies, of the first three chapters.  I have researched the first agent that I’m going to send it to and checked and double checked the submission guidelines. 

I’m ready, or at least I think I am.  This has been ‘in the pipeline’ for two years.  The original story was down on paper in six weeks, in the roughest form imaginable, but it was down.  From then ’til now, I’ve refined, re-refined, lent it out to readers to guage where it’s audience might lie and now for the first time since it’s beginnings, it’s in real danger of making it to the publishing stage.  That’s the dream.  I’ll keep you posted on how that goes… but cross your fingers for me anyhow 🙂