The journey so far – part 2: how to interpret agent feedback

Sometime around November / December 2013, I looked at my MS and came to the decision that it was about as ready as I could possibly make it (without bringing in the professionals).  The question was: a) whether to seek that professional help straight away; or b) test the waters by querying some agents.  If they rejected me based on … Read More

Booklist – 12th May 2014

In keeping with Stephen King’s advice to write a lot, read a lot, here’s my booklist: Just Read: 1. Stolen Magic – Stephanie Burgis.  The verdict: Lots of fun. I really enjoyed it.  Stephanie has an ability to pull you right into the story and continue at a cracking pace until you realise it’s 2am and you need to get … Read More

The journey so far – part 1

Since the intention of this blog is to document my hopeful journey to publication, I’m going to start with a bit of background.  This is just in case I happen to receive a publishing offer tomorrow (in my dreams – la la la) and you think: Wow, that was fast!  How easy was that? When I left high school – … Read More