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Flat…

Many years ago, when I first wrote a book I was filled with enthusiasm – actually, I’m still filled with enthusiasm – but also, impatience.  You know how it is, you’ve finally manged to get from one end of a novel to another and you want to get your masterpiece out there as soon as possible… even though, in year heart of hearts, you know it’s not ready.

Yeh.

I think all I really wanted to know was whether or not somebody “in the know” thought I had the writing ability to cut it.  So… I had a friend of a friend who was an agent and after a very helpful and friendly initial call, I sent it to them.  He said it wasn’t his bag gave me another name.  I sent it to her, she said it wasn’t her bag, gave me another name and I decided to wait until I’d rewritten it before I tried that.

Spool forward 8 years.  I look her up and yes the agency is still going.  I send an e-mail and horror of horrors, get a very nice reply saying she died some years back but that if I’d like to send an excerpt in, they’d be happy to read it!

I did.

They said no.

Arse!

Never mind they were kind enough to try to help, advise and answer questions when I rang for feedback and I still believe in this one, it is marketable.

Even so… I feel kind of flat.

Sigh.

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How does a full time Mum write a novel?

Slowly!

What with writing the second book in the series and trying to do a blog post every week – on the other one, the YBC page, I mean (I swore I’d only write this one when I felt like it)  it’s all conducted at glacier pace… and that’s on a good day, on the bad days, I inch forward the speed of glass.

Never mind.  Glaciers move, dont’ they?

Onwards and upwards.

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