It's been a while, hasn't it?
I've wanted to give you an update for a long time but didn't get around to it––that is, an update in the completion and submission of my novel. As you'll recall from the previous post, my original goal date was June 30, 2019.
Well, I didn't achieve that. I tried, I really did, but my manuscript wasn't ready, and I knew it. After working on it for ten years, I thought I could wait a while longer to submit, until I was certain it was the best I could do.
I FINALLY finished my manuscript, realizing a lifelong dream, in mid-September 2019. Shortly after, I submitted it to several publishers. I also submitted it to several more publishers in mid-January of this year and another in February. Currently, my manuscript is in the hands of five publishers, and I'm waiting for a positive response.
Now, we're all dealing with COVID-19––who knew we'd face the worst pandemic in our lifetimes. No one knows when that will end, or what our world will look like when it does. Of course, there are more important things happening than whether my novel is accepted for publication, but I still hope. We will get through this, and the world will go on, including publishing books and people eager to read them.
In the meantime, I've been working on my second novel, which is the second in the series. The outline is almost finished, and I'll soon begin writing the first draft.
Thanks for your interest.
Hope all of you are well.