Next Step: Waiting. Waiting.
I pitched to two publishers and an agent at Genrecon. They all asked to see all or a portion of the book, but I reckon if you get as far as the pitch they going to ask for that anyway. All said it would take 2-3 months to get back…I’m to follow up in Feb if I haven’t heard anything. That makes it four months, but I’m letting that one through to the keeper.
Work in Progress: The Siege of Castallanatta
Word count 6111 – still a long way to go. I have started filling the window of my study with sticky notes to help work out the plot.
Beyond the panel a flickering image: a mesmerising vortex of vivid colours, shifting and changing, with pin-points and holes of deep black. Susan cannot find a word or a feeling she can use, no framework. She at once is drawn to and repelled by the scene. It is not, she is sure, a computer-generated image.
‘That’s real,’ she says, her words whispered.