Sunday, 12 April 2015

Waiting...

I've just posted more or less the same message on Twitter, but I think it's worth repeating here. Some writers will tell you that editing a novel is the hardest part of the writing process whilst others will tell you it's coming up with a decent synopsis. Certainly I used to think that both of those were that much harder than actually writing the novel, but now I've changed my mind. Now I think that it's the waiting.

There's no need to panic yet; after all, I only submitted my novel to my publisher just before Easter and she's a busy busy lady with dozens of authors to tend to, but still I worry. Does she like it? Is my writing still up to scratch? Is the plot plausible? Are my characters well-rounded or two dimensional? There's more but you get the general idea.

I don't know when I'll hear what she thinks of it but I'll certainly post again once I know. Hopefully it will be a resounding thumbs up with few or no alterations to make, but we'll see. I can't wait to get it out there and once more launch myself into the buzz of marketing and promotion.

In the meantime I need to do something completely different and will spend the next few days trying to identify a few short story competitions to write for. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was proud to have been asked to write a short story for an anthology trying to raise money for a dog rescue home that was in financial plight and I'm delighted to say that my contribution has been submitted for consideration. More details will follow when I hope it's been accepted.

In the meantime I'll just keep peeping at my email inbox from behind the sofa waiting for the email of truth...

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