Dang, it always feels so awkward asking that, but I’m struggling to make progress with the second half of the book and I was staring at a list of literary agents the other day thinking: ‘no one’s going to represent this’.
That’s not to say I don’t think it’s any good. What became the first chapter did get published in Spinetingler and it is very much the story I wanted to write… but whether that’s enough to make it a book people would want to read is a whole different matter.
It’s probably best described as supernatural noir and was originally envisaged as a TV show – the five chapters I have completed are equivalent to series one of two. Calling it quirky might be an understatement, so I’m sure it won’t appeal to everyone.
But is it too quirky for agents? Too uncommercial for publishers? I don't know, so that's why I'm hoping for some feedback. Of course, if it’s not suitable for print publishing, I could always serialise it on my blog, where literary standards are non-existent, so even bad news isn’t all that bad.