is the title of my recently finished first novel, and… it’s done. whew. that was a lot of work. seriously. 75% of the book was written in a flurry since July, which would explain the lack of posts here, the crazed look in my eye and the fact that i no longer have any friends.
i had the manuscript edited by someone i trust and they came back and told me it was one of the cleanest manuscripts they’d ever seen. there’s a tip for all you on the path to your first book. even the littlest things mean a lot. write, read, read aloud, edit, edit, edit, then edit again. never say, ‘good enough.’ you have to put the work in to be taken seriously. and did i mention, it’s a lot of fuckin’ work?
i learned so much while i was writing about myself, about writing and about the business. it was truly a work of joy, and now, i’m already on to the next book.
PMR is on it’s way to agents, so wish me luck, friends.