Thursday, 18 September 2008

Out of bed and off to school.

Regular visitors will be familiar with the quandry that I often find myself in i.e. which particular one of my writing projects I should be working on.
I think I told you recently that I had put my second attempt at a novel in a drawer and had started working on novel number three which I am happy to report had started to take shape. Then one day last week I remembered novel number one which was also languishing in a drawer. BTL (novel number one) has been out to two agents and one publisher and all of them had good things to say about it . I realise it couldn't have been that good as non of them wanted to take it/me on but I grasp comfort wherever I can. Anyway, to get back to the point, I remembered BTL and the good things that had been said about it and I realised that without meaning to I had given up on it. It was like I had tucked it up in bed and forgotten to get it up in the morning. So even though she might be late for school I got her out of bed and sent her on her way.
I have sent a synopsis and some sample chapters out to an agent that was recommended to me so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

7 comments:

Captain Black said...

Good luck. Let's hope she doesn't come running home at lunchtime.

Pat Posner said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed, too, Gonna Be.
You do realise you've now joined the Waiting Club?

Calistro said...

The best of luck with BTL. You should definitely keep sending it out until you exhaust all the agents/publishers. As I've said to Paige before one of the writers in my group sent his chapters/synopsis out to 48 agents and then the 49th fell in love with his novel and took him on. A publisher has since fallen in love with his book and it's even won a few comps. Keep believing in your novel!

Gonna be a writer said...

Great to hear that perseverance finally paid off. Even the greatest novels have usually been refused at least once. I'm sure that I'm among very good company in The Waiting Club. And as for her running home at lunchtime, if she does I'll send her back in the afternoon.

Annie Wicking said...

Good luck with your book.

Best wishes,
Annie

Gonna be a writer said...

Thanks Annie. The doubts have just started to creep in though. I'm wondering if it was truly ready yet or if I just wanted it to be. Time will tell I guess

womagwriter said...

Good luck!