Hot Off My Press
Um, what to write, eh?
I'm a book afficionado and crime/legal thrillers are my first love. I have cheated a bit getting more into prose (Paulo Coelho) but that's OK, since I don't believe in being a one-trick pony and plan to write volumes in several genres.
I blog frequently on my own Web site, which is not crime-fiction related, since my foray into writing was through journalism but then again, I did cover, (baaah!) crime. Early on, I was nicknamed LoisLane and it stuck because that's how I write...with loads of passion and no fear.
CHILD SUPPORT is the name of my finished manuscript completed in October 2007, which I edited/revised and began shopping in January. Since then, I have received about 15 query rejections and another 15 or so that went utterly unacknowledged. I've had one request for a partial and separate one for a full read. No takers yet. So my search continues. There's nothing like prolonged rejection to build some character, eh? (Oh yeah, stories about years and years of trying, don't instill confidence OR hope...lol.)
In the meanwhile, I have several projects underway, including NEWSROOM, another thriller...FINDING MY FUTURE (literary prose) and I am launching my own online magazine based on my blog later this year.
So that's me.
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I sympathize with your quest. Agents are as hard to figure out as editors. And they're no guarantee. I had the best agent in the business representing a novel he loved and still couldn't sell it. If you have readers telling you they love your story, keep the faith. And never change something you don't want to based on one person's opinion. Best wishes to you.