Friday, May 27, 2011

"Do Something Fridays"

After the thrill is gone...
So you send your novel out to an agent or publisher... you wait, you get excited, you imagine it being, published, reviewed (raved or slammed depending on the mood), made into a film (would that be selling out you think... a fair amount of time is spent on the ethics of selling your literary fiction to Hollywood) ... then you get a sinking feeling, and you keep waiting...but you don't know how long you'll be waiting, it could be a few weeks, months, what if you never hear back back? Don't be so pessimistic! What if...don't be paranoid!

Hence I decided on "Do Something Fridays". Every Friday I'll do something, even something tiny, to help my novel on its way. (A chapter and its synopsis have flown to a publisher today. Bless its little heart!)

And for next friday: Mslexia Magazine are running a novel competition.
"Open to unpublished women novelists writing in any genre for adults, including literary fiction, women’s fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, fantasy, chick-lit, crime fiction, thriller, historical fiction... but not nonfiction or fiction for under 13s. To constitute a novel, your book must total at least 50,000 words." Deadline 30th September. More information Here

"When you find a great winner you can be sure publishers will come knocking. I will be first in line, wanting to read whoever wins’ Lennie Goodings, Virago Press

Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Brigid said...

Thats a really positive attitude, Niamh. Wishing you every luck with your novel.

120 Socks said...

Well done. I'm not even as far as your first flight yet! I am such a coward!

Niamh B said...

great idea Niamh, gives you a constant deadline to live up to... am just working on Do Something Any Day for now, but good luck with it!

Titus said...

Lovely idea! Wishing it luck.

Old Kitty said...

I have everything, everything!! -all limbs and bendy bits CROSSED for you!! You are one talented amazing writer, poet, artist!! Of course the publisher will fall in love with your novel - of course! Good luck!! Take care
x

Theresa Milstein said...

It's better to do something than wait. Too bad I can't enter since I write YA. Good luck to those who do!

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the heads up about the competition! Hope you're having a great weekend, Niamh.

Words A Day said...

Thanks everyone, (Theresa, its open to all genres, including YA)

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