Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Just can't say goodbye

I am working on NMBK and I am excited by it especially as I'm getting to the part where I actually feel that I have got to know it again so I can start new writing. However I keep thinking about BTL. I know that there is a market for it but I just need to find someone who is willing to look at it all. When I have sent it to agents I get really good coments about the writing though some of them do want me to get rid of one of the main characters but others say they like him so I guess its just a matter of opinion. I know that if I could get someone to read the whole book they would see how vital he is to it.
But agents only want to see the first three chapters which I have polished to death so I guess I should just get over myself and get back to NMBK. However I do feel better for getting it off my chest so thank you for that.
If anyone is wondering why I didn't just delete his its because I view this blog as a conversation and, as I have learned too often, once you've sais something you can't take it back.


Frances Garrood said...

Since you have to send a synopsis a well as the first chapters, can't you make a bit of a big deal of this favourite character in the synposis? I know only too well how painful it is killing off favourite characters!

Colette McCormick said...

Maybe that is the answer Frances. I wouldn't have a problem killing anyone off if I thought that the story would be better for it - I just don't. I just want someone to say "Go on then, send me the full MS" - or words to that effect.