I have been a bit of an idiot, yes that’s right a right royal idiot.
“why, why tell us?” you may be asking.
Well as you know I finished my first novel a couple of months ago and have since been sending query letters and chapters out to agency’s.
That all said I have not been writing!
“so what” you may interrupt
If there is one thing I have learnt about writing fiction, and I say fiction because that’s what I write this may also apply to non-fiction. That is you must write everyday to stay in the mood. I have numerous ideas for story’s and most are of novel length but am idea in the mind is just an idea and worth zilch until on paper or in computer in my case.
So last night I started by writing 455 words of my next novel. It’s not a lot but it’s a start.
( I also slept like a baby last night, seems that when I write I sleep better, so even more to be happy about)
Once I’d completed my novel, and edited it to an inch of it’s life, I started the query process. From memory, I queried 25 of the top agents from the US and UK. Most replied “no thanks,” within 6 weeks. There are around 6 I have never heard back from. In the end, as my book was based on 2012, I self published. Not really part of my writing journey dream, but now I’ve done that, I don’t regret it.
Oops I wrote this comment on the wrong post! Do’h!