In the world of Volve [my first, as yet unpublished book], journeybirds are the messengers of choice. Rather than carrying written notes, they are capable of remembering and repeating what they hear.
If you’re new to this blog, it shouldn’t take long to learn that I’m currently trying to find a literary agent. I’ve completed a fantasy novel, Volve, and I’m working on a second (unrelated) novel now. I’ve got four to six more novels simmering in my mind, some of which have been there for quite some […]
Every step in the process of trying to publish a book teaches new lessons. Faithful readers may recall that I sent out nearly thirty query letters for my novel Volve in September, and met universal rejection. I deduced, hopefully correctly, that the specific problem was my 130 thousand word length, which exceeds the upper limit […]
So I’m back at work on Volve again. I considered it finished back in September, and sent a couple of dozen queries via email and snail mail, all of which returned rejections. Based on my experiences querying past incarnations of the work, I expected at least a few requests for partials, so my 0.00% response […]
More than 20 literary agents have been sent queries for Volve this week, the first time in the book’s long life that I’ve made this kind of effort toward publication. I finished the third rewrite a couple of weeks ago, and I have a good feeling about this version. The rewrite tightened up the narrative […]