Sunday, March 8, 2009

So Very Close

I'm seriously finishing my novel, people.  I'm close. This is my last time through; this is my 12th year of living with these characters.  (You have to live with them for a long time and follow them around to see what they're going to do.  You have to love them more than yourself.) This version is good; it kind of scares me.  Anyway, it's off to the mainstream editor (who loved the first 100 pages and emailed recently with a check-in to reconfirm her interest). I'd say within 3 weeks.  Maybe I'll try it sans agent this time, which is how I sold my first book.  Editor first. Agent second.  Maybe that will be my own personal good luck formula.

6 comments:

Native Ink said...

This must be an exciting time for you. 12 years of hard work. Wow. I feel humbled by your effort. I really hope, if the book gets published, you'll continue to operate this blog. I'd love to hear your views on dealing with a mainstream publisher. Maybe then you'll stop being Writer, Rejected and become Writer, Finally Published.

CAPS MAN! said...

CONGRATULATIONS W, R. YOU HAVE ALL OUR BEST WISHES IN THIS NEW JOURNEY ALTHOUGH I MAY HAVE MISSED THE PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE FIRST BOOK YOU SOLD. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE LET US KNOW IF THE BOOK WAS SHORT STORIES OR A NOVEL AS IT CHANGES THE FOCUS OF OUR COMMENTS.

heynonnynonymous said...

Her first book was short stories, according to earlier blog entries.

Anonymous said...

I know that scary feeling you're talking about, but only from short stories. I imagine it's amplified with a novel. Good luck!

so much cake so little time said...

Awww I'm so pleased and proud to hear that! Good luck. And a question--will you reveal yourself to the masses when your book comes out ? ;)

quescaisje said...

W,R: I'm curious---after an editor took on your first book, did agents seek you out? Did you get to reject any?