I’m taking part in Misha and Beth’s Five Year Project and my five-year goal is to write a novel and get it published.
I’ve been sending my historical novel to agents: The Reluctant Scribe, set in the Tang Dynasty of China. This month I made some progress, with one agency asking to see the full manuscript. Unfortunately, they recently decided it wasn’t for them.
There are several other projects I ‘ve been working on. Here’s an update:-
Walking the English Coast – (non-fiction):
- Final layout of cover is almost agreed.
- Pricing of the POD paperback decided.
- Digital version (split into four ebooks) up and ready to go on Amazon KDP.
It’s all taken considerably longer than I anticipated.
Collection of short stories – (fiction):
I’ve put together a collection of four short stories, which I plan to self publish in the next month or so. Two of the stories have been previously published in magazines, and one of them – The Shed – won first prize in a competition. Am about to send the manuscript off to an editor for proofreading.
Still waiting for some attention. Hopefully I’ll have more progress to report on this next month.
Other writing projects
Last month I had a very short non-fiction piece published in the August issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine. I’ve now been commissioned to write a longer piece about my experience of walking the coast. Deadline August 19th.