Saturday, 13 November 2010

First Rejection!

Yes, I am dissappointed to say that my manuscript has returned following an enduring 5 months of waiting to hear a verdict. 
I have to add that although the manuscript was eventually turned down, the publisher did find merit in the concept and did intitially show interest, asking for additional information in supporting the marketing of the book. 
Unfortunately, for me of course, the publisher needed to tap into a concept which would have a larger audience.
So all is not lost; my idea is still sound, I just need to grab the right publisher which can afford to take on a concept that perhaps doesn't target the largest of audiences.  In my opinion I believe my concept would address enough interest to warrent publishing.  Now my job is to seek and send once again.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

All Aboard the NaNoWriMo!

Well here's a challenge!  We all need a little push from time to time and so here it is, and if we all weren't already under enough pressure with Christmas just around the corner along with all those other writing commitments. However, I feel I would be cheating if I didn't give this a go at least.
Yes I know, I can hear my husband say I must have rocks in my head, but hey I've joined anyway.
With less than 30 days I need to produce a 50,000 word draft for a novel.  Any ideas? Only kidding!
The lucky thing is it can be crap.  Not that I like writing crap, but fortunately for me I don't have to be to hung-up on grammer, punctuation and spelling - although I don't know about anyone else, but I hate red words appearing amongst my writing, it becomes a bit distracting and off-putting.
Interested:   Visit http://www.nanowrimo.org/ and get started.


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