What’s so different about this one, compared to my first novel, is that I wrote it all by hand in a notebook.
Let me have my whimsy. I think the world needs more of it!
But the more time I spent querying it and getting rejected, then not getting accepted into a Twitter-based mentorship program, the more I started to think that maybe something was missing or not quite right with the book. But since I spent 6 years working on it, I don’t know if I want all that time and effort to be in vain.
Step 1: Finish writing a book
*This is key
6 years, 5+ drafts, 83k words, and a whole lot of procrastination. The work is ready to go out into the world.
If your one-legged pigeon is a little wonky, that’s fine as long as you’re not hurting yourself and it feels good.
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