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. So, I should have been sending my historical novel, The Reluctant Scribe, out to agents. In fact, I’m so disillusioned with the process of trying to find an agent, I’m considering abandoning the quest altogether.
On a more positive note, there are several other writing projects I ‘ve been working on with better success. Here’s an update:
Walking the English Coast – (non-fiction book):
Finally published and looking good!
This is my ‘how to’ book – a 250-page epic – for newcomers to the world of long distance walking.
- Beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs.
- Well laid out with plenty of white space and box inserts.
- Professionally edited.
- With a lovely cover that says it all, I think.
So proud to see it up on Amazon and to have had a smattering of excellent reviews and a small but significant number of sales.
The Shed: collection – (fiction booklet):
This 48-page booklet contains four short stories, three of which were previously published in magazines, and one of them – The Shed – won first prize in a competition.
I asked the talented Lizzi Wakelin to illustrate the stories and, again, had the text professionally edited.
It’s just appeared on Amazon.co.uk.
Now all I need are some reviews and a few sales.
Other writing projects
- I’m due to have a non-fiction piece published in one of the autumn issues of BBC Countryfile Magazine.
- And I’ve been commissioned to write an article recommending coastal places to visit for a local magazine, Stamford Living.
The Orbital Contract – (YA sci-fi novel):
Meanwhile, the first draft of this novel has been waiting since January for some attention. Yes. Must get on with it!