First Stop – Literary Agents

Okay, so about my change of direction. Once I had finished the reworking of my manuscript I was considerably happier with it and felt much more confident. I sent it back to Helen Hart at SilverWood Books who took a quick (and complimentary!) look at it and I asked her to arrange to have it copy edited as a final tidy up because I wanted to be able to present it in its best light.

I had a long think about how I wanted to proceed. I spoke at length with my daughter, a wise woman for one so young, who I’d asked to critically reread the manuscript before I sent it back to Helen (which brought up a few more small refinements that needed to be made.) And I heard the small voice inside me (the one that I always listen to!) telling me I should try to get published through the traditional route first. So that is what I am about to set out to try to do and I cannot tell you how excited I am about it! Though I’m not sure quite why I’m feeling so enthusiastic bearing in mind the likelihood of finding anyone to take me on!

I feels great to have reached the point where I’m now researching literary agents and putting together my covering letter and synopsis – how on earth do you get a whole novel onto one page!?! Anyway I’m giving it a go, hoping for success whilst preparing myself for much rejection!

Up to this point my blog has been a retrospective look at what I have done to date – although pared down a great deal – otherwise it would have taken another year to write! From now on it is as it happens and we shall see what the future brings…….

Georgia

Currently reading ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ by Robert Galbraith

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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