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ePublishing Beckons

The excitement of being on the penultimate chapter of the rewrite of my novel is somewhat tempered by the receipt this week of two more rejections from agents taking the total to five (this draft). You’d think, that with all … Continue reading

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Rejection

If you’ve ever wondered what a rejection letter/email looks like from an authors’ agent, here’s an example: QUOTE >> Dear Dimorphism, Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to consider your work. We are afraid that, despite its qualities, we … Continue reading

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Living in interesting times

It cannot be said that my life is boring or uneventful, though I suppose my life would seem excessively dull to a polar explorer. Ranulf Fiennnes or Robin Knox-Johnston would surely be driven mad with boredom if they had to … Continue reading

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And so the story continues…

I WILL FINISH THIS THING! The rewrite has now passed page 200 and with only two more scenes required to finish chapter 13, I really am deep into this draft. I have to admit that I am full of hope. … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 – Another Struggle

My sibling Harple is reading my book now and offering critique. This is great news because after staring for hours and hours at something you’ve created, there comes a point where it’s hard to see it objectively. I need an … Continue reading

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Chapter Six – Total Rewrite

This chaper is proving to be a bit of a nightmare. The previous five chapters have required an average of about 60%-70% rewrite whereas this one is approaching 95% rewrite! Another day or two and I should be done though … Continue reading

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Author, aspiration or delusion?

If you were to trek your way back to 2007 and this post: On Being an Author, you would see that I have been tooling around with the idea for a long time. In fact, I wrote the first draft … Continue reading

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