New site, new book, new me?
Well I hope you stick around long enough after reading my blog to read the rest of the new bits on the site. I'm podcasting my new novel An American Wedding, which you can listen to now. You can also interact with the book by letting me know what you think and how it can be improved.
I also decided to upgrade my website, so hopefully over the next few weeks and months there will be more content added!
I also got interviewed by BBC2's Culture Show, which was fun. They are doing a programme on popular fiction. I will let you know when it airs.
And as for the new me? Well my lovely boyfriend asked me to marry him last week. So I'm now engaged, and quite possibly the happiest women in the world. Oh come on an avid chick lit reader and a wannabe chick lit author you know I'm going to be cheesy when it comes to real life romance. I've posted a pic of the lovely ring, he chose it all by himself - didn't he do well!
As you know I've being submitting my novel to agents, and had a few rejections. Last week I got one back with a handwritten note from an agent, with a little advice in it.
At first to read a critque of my chapters was tough, but actually what they said is totally spot on. So I am reediting my novel (again!). At least I haven't read it now for a couple of months so I can see it slightly fresher.
Also I realised a big lesson. That I submitted my chapters way too early. I am such an impatient person. I wrote the book in three months, and I expected to get published as quickly. I submitted what I now think are cringe worthy letters, and let's not talk about the synopsis. I promise when i do get published, I'll post my original subbing material to make you giggle.
I have since read lots and about the what you are supposed to do, and I think my submissions were a lesson in what not to do! Which means I am going to have to learn how to become patient, and do some more hard work That means that when I do resubmit my work to other agents I'll hopefully be giving my chapters the best possible chance!
Read about my general mutterings on my books and life in general.