Had some great questions today in Dear Della, including one from a writer who was despondent because she’d had quite a few rejections for her first novel.
We all know how that feels, I know I do. Maybe writers are masochistic. How many professions are there that involve working flat out for a year, pouring your heart and soul into something, and then trying to sell it and finding that the rest of the world doesn’t share your passion?
And we don’t just do it once, do we? Oh no, we carry on, year in, year out with this impossible dream. I wrote four novels before I found a publisher for number four.
On a happier note – my brand new non-fiction book is just about to go to print. Here is the cover. I am so thrilled with it.
I don’t think there is anything else like it on the market because while there are heaps of books aimed at writing your first novel, not many of them show you the actual ‘differences’ between short stories and novels. I discovered via painful experience that there were lots.