So we’re on track. I’ve begun sending the manuscript out to agents, and so far the return time seems to be around 4-6 weeks, which seems pretty reasonable to me. Finding agents is tough, and I’m prepared for rejection letters, but there is a big part of me that, I think objectively, is going to … More Ripples

The Process

So after that last post, on the recommendation of others I took about a month hiatus from working on the novel to give myself some perspective and see what came of it. Well, the month passed and I got back on track and I’ve spent about the last two weeks editing my manuscript like crazy. … More The Process

Outside Your Door

There was an interesting article¬†over on Futurebook I read this evening about the changing nature of publishing. I’m sure it’s not anything surprising to anyone who’s in the know these days, which—if you’re online—is pretty much everyone. We all know how traditional publishing is being swept aside in favour of e-publishing and e-books and the … More Outside Your Door

Hope Springs Eternal

Jon Katz over at Bedlam Farm¬†usually has interesting things to say about the life of a farmer, and often the life of a writer. He’s carved quite a niche for himself and gathered a serious following after starting his website and publishing a few books. He reminds me of a modern day James Herriot, for … More Hope Springs Eternal

Day by Day

As promised, a further update. I’ve not gotten nearly as far as I would have liked on my book the past few weeks, but this month has been a lot busier than usual. It’s fairly easy to let the days slip by, and the thought that one day doesn’t really make a difference adds up … More Day by Day

Shaping Characters

It’s been a pretty busy week, but I managed to set some time aside and really dig back into my novel. The last two days I’ve spent pondering my book and the setting, thinking about the characters, and making plans for events which will unfold later in the book. I managed to come up with … More Shaping Characters