Friday, July 4, 2008
Last week, I finished a final draft for a new historical novel, printed it out, put it in a box, and saved it to a disk. It's a great story. A love story. A story of self-sacrifice. A story of trusting that still small voice that speaks into ones soul that leads to truth.
As I said in a previous post, I had thought this book was finished more than a year passed, until a couple literary agents went out of their way to make some suggestions for changes. I've made tremendous changes and brought the word count down. I've begun submissions. I know that getting a literary agent is not easy. It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack these days. But if you roll around enough, dig deep with your hands, toss out the chafe, you'll eventually find that shining silver needle. If you want it bad enough, you won't give up until you do.
So, July has begun with submissions and with work on a new historical set along the Potomac River and the green vistas of Derbyshire. July has also brought a new issue to Stepping Stones Magazine for Writers. http://www.freewebs.com/steppingstonesforwriters/index.htm A Canadian war novelists shares her ups and downs with publishing. A few new releases are announced. A new feature this month is contests...not writing ones, but where authors have contests going on their websites where readers can win free books. Author Camy Tang won the July bookmarker contest. Links to writing related sites and blogs.
Posted by Rita Gerlach at 9:28 AM