I have sent Written in the Stars off to my first 3 agents. The plan is to send them off three at a time until I finish The Existence of Jonathan, then I will be sending that off instead. I will keep posting on the results! Nothing so far, I am expecting to hear back in 4-6 weeks as they are such big firms.
In the mean time, I have been slowly getting through writing Jonathan. The first ten chapters were a doddle to write: I have already written 25ooo words and I have only been writing a few weeks! But then again, I have been chewing this idea over for so long now that my fingers just run on autopiliot. I am on chaper 14 now and I am hitting a bit of a wall. I am getting close to the end, or at least the final 3 dramatic moments. I have written one, but it is knowing what to put in between these to break it up that is the trouble. Sometimes I just sit infront of my laptop, not having a clue where Jonathan is going, and then I just start writing. Sometimes it works well, I am am excited to see where my mind takes him. But lately it seems a bit strained. I will be doing some later though, I am hoping to do a chapter a day. The whole thing needs editing like crazy of course, so it’s a long way from being finished! But the bones are getting there.
An unpublished friend of mine has asked me to read and review her book ‘Constance’, which I will be posting on here in the next few days. Keep checking back!