Synopsis Submission First three chapters Marketing Exposure Networking Fingers crossed Exciting Writer And Artist's Year Book 2011 Cold calling SAE Rejections Interview Tears Regrets Shredded manuscript in wastebasket Agent Publisher Book Deal Picture in The Courier (again!) Smug
Long winded list to let you know I have finished my novel ... Woo! ... Woo! Next step? ... See above list.
Just to let you know I may not be around for a while ... but I'll be back!!!
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The first book I ever wrote was a very thin volume of illustrated non-fiction about my personal experience breeding rabbits; I was fourteen at the time: I still have this book today. I progressed over the next couple of years thinking 'I'm going to write a novel!'. I excitedly drafted one chapter and a prologue, then forgot all about it. However, I did become a writer: I have three published works; an illustrated walker's guide to the city: Dundee; an illustrated volume of short stories based on historical facts and lore and a social history booklet: Stobswell. I am currently writing a novel: women's fiction; satire, psychological.
I HAVE SOLD BOOKS, WRITTEN BOOKS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, PUBLISHED BOOKS, STUDIED BOOKS, COVETED BOOKS, VANDALISED BOOKS (THOUGH, I WAS ONLY TWO YEARS OLD AT THE TIME: HAVING BEEN LET LOOSE WITH CRAYONS), GIVEN PUBLIC TALKS ABOUT BOOKS, BOUGHT BOOKS (I PAID 400 FRENCH FRANKS ONCE - £40.00 - FOR A BOOK IN FRENCH TEXT THAT I CANNOT READ), DESIGNED BOOKS AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, I ONCE OWNED A BUSINESS ABOUT BOOKS ... YET, BOOKISH THOUGH I MAY BE ... NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A BLONDE WITH A PEN!