Why do I need an agent? What do they even do? There are a lot of reasons why people might not want to explore getting a literary agent. For some, it's just another gatekeeper to getting their writing to a publisher, another hoop to jump through which can seem exhausting and unnecessary. For others, the … Continue reading BLOG: Publishing Questions – Why do I need a Literary Agent?
One thing I have heard a lot regarding publishing is that it is not an industry with much transparency to the outside world - it seems secretive, with processes and practises hidden away. A manuscript comes in, and an indeterminate amount of time later, a book comes out. I wanted to do my part to … Continue reading BLOG: Publishing Questions – Common Mistakes when Querying
Just over two weeks into Camp NaNo WriMo, I thought I would give you all a State of the Union update. I am not quite on target to reach 50k yet this month – I should be on around 25k by now, but I only passed 21k yesterday. I’m not worried about this. There have … Continue reading BLOG: Camp NaNo WriMo 2018 – the halfway point
Ever since I was a child, I have loved books. Reading them, buying them, just being around them. That’s why I did an English degree. I had idle dreams of owning a bookshop, or of being a librarian, or being an author, because my naïve mind had no concept of the publishing industry at that … Continue reading BLOG: Working, Writing and Camp NaNo