Thursday, 31 December 2009

Waiting waiting waiting

I still haven't had any feedback on my submissions letter.

It's really difficult to know what to put in one of these, and this is my first attempt. I was desperately hoping that a friend-of-a-friend (who is a published author) would offer some pointers. They said they would, but haven't got back to me. I don't like to be pushy, after all, they are working to deadlines themselves.

I think I just have to be brave, and trust in myself.

Friday, 4 December 2009


Day off duly taken.

Alterations made from proof reading feedback.

Submission letter drafted (gosh... that was harder than I expected) and sent to someone for feedback.

More research on suitable publishers done.

One slightly irritating thing is some of the conflicting advise I'm getting re: a literary agent. Some of the stuff I've seen indicates a number of publishers won't touch something unless it comes via an agent. One book I've read even suggests getting an agent is the first thing you should do. However, a bloke at work has had a book published, and he says no, don't get an agent unless/until you are an established writer.

What to do??