I just wanted to update you on what happened yesterday, and – in all honesty – I am beginning to see it as a really exciting, positive thing! 🙂
You ready? Pfft…
Of course you are….
From now on, I am going to be sending out my book to literary agents by myself.
Over the past six years, I was incredibly lucky to be part of an editorial organisation that not everyone was accepted into, but I have now decided to move ahead with all that I have learnt, and approach agents – without editors, or mentors, or (after years and years) rewriting the book, (I think this is the fourth time?)
The fact is, I have been writing ‘Will Worthington and The Black Rainbow’ since 2007, and I have an undying faith in it, so, before I maybe turn towards the self publishing road, I am giving it one last submission.
What do I have to lose, really?
After having a two week break, (I think I owe it to myself and my manuscript,) I am going to revisit my book and look over it one last time before sending it out into the world. Note: The last time I did was in 2014, and that was before I was in the academy. Even then, literary agents had such positive responses to Will, and I was fueled with such determination; a determination that has carried through the years.
Changes are a part of a writer’s life. Sometimes, they’re hard, other times, they are hard but the right thing to do. The main thing is we take everything we have learnt, everything we have worked towards, and use it – confidently, bravely into the future.
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