Truly, the only thing worse than failure is the faint prospect of success.
I've been invited to pitch the WIP to DHH Literary tomorrow, at their pitching event in Liverpool. It's still more than 24 hours before I even get on the train down there and already I cannot eat, sleep (I've been awake since 4am), sit still or think clearly...
Coming up on this Sunday's Pop-Ups... "I Want Out" - a political thriller from Steven McCracken; "The Man Who Lived Twice" - romance from Kenneth McCormick; "Jeanne de Vixouze" - historical fiction from Bruno; "Dead Man Walking" - YA from Micah Carlsen; and "The Devil's Apprentice " - historical fiction from Fiona Fraser-Thomson. Join me live at 5pm UK in the chat room!
Today’s Pop-Up Submissions: science fiction by Dan Payne; historical-fiction by Adam Alexander; fantasy by Abigail Hall; alternative history thriller by Alistair McKechnie; thriller by Raven Taylor. Join us in the Litopia chatroom at 5pm UK!
My husband laughed out loud (at the funny bits) and cried real tears (at the poignant part) when reading the first draft of my YA novel.
Okay, he had some criticisms too...(all useful)
But I call that a definite WIN!
Visiting my local library today, I browsed the crime novels for new stock coming across a writer unknown to me (who shall remain nameless) whose work was described in the blurb as “Flynn-esque” referring to Gillian Flynn...ouch! Then I had the happy thought that should I ever find success with my Cornish Detective series, would a debut author’s book be described as Whybrow-esque?
Coming up on this Sunday's Pop-Up Submissions... "Secrets on the Marsh Wind" - children's, 9-12+ by Jeremy Barron; "Ten Francs and a Banana" - romantic comedy by Ian Shannon; "The Angrelline" - sci-fi/fantasy by Pete Bonasso; "The 93rd of April" - women's fiction by Sarah Holt and "Century" - literary fiction by Jonathan Page. Join us here in the Litopia chat room at 5pm UK!
Just checked out one of Erica Verillo's wonderful blog updates of agents seeking writers. Every single agent that even vaguely fit my genres has rejected me in the past. I am literally running out of agents on this planet that have not turned me down before.
On next Sunday's Pop-Ups..."Water" - ya sci-fi from Andy Dickenson; "Blue Shift" - science fiction from Dan Payne; "love and care" - personal narrative/memoir from shaun deeney; "Pay the Premium" - historical fiction from Joanna Beresford; "The Life and Death of Harry Peace" - crime / thriller from David McKeown. Join us in Litopia's chatroom, 5pm UK
On today's show... urban fantasy by Jeff Fulmer; adventure chapter book by Sarah Wynne;
horror by Marc McGowan; autobiography/urban drama by George Ofurum; urban fantasy satire by Rob Stoakes. Join us in the chatroom @ 5pm UK