Retiree who has finally taken her writing off the shelf. Just finished a languishing romance/mystery novel. Sequel in the works. New to all of this. Need friends of like mindset. My present friends and family don't have a clue who I am!
What's in a name? Angelica is Angelic. Nicholas, needed a nickname - there is an unintended pun there - Nicky. Greyson and Cassandra, are just plain old memorable. And that's what I wanted - characters who are remembered after the last page is turned.
Hi Ellen, Welcome. Congrats on self-publishing. Attempting to reach out to agents for my first novel this month. If all fails, I shall seek your expertise in Indie! I'm in polluted Delaware, missing FL dearly, my previous home.
I started my novel 30 years ago!!! Hated the ending, where the nicest person in the book was the killer, which caused me to steer clear of my own book all this time. It took the pandemic for me to rethink things and reinvent a new ending. Which I do love. So I'm a slow thinker! But it is now finished, finally, and going out for final proofing. Who knew a pandemic could spring forth inspiration.
I had a one-on-one with an agent that felt my chapters were too short. I did not consider this to be offensive. Apparently, she goes for the chapters long on words; mind are not. This is my writing style. If I was writing War and Peace, well, then I would be missing the mark!
I loved your book premise! I have an advantage over most writers, I am retired. So, finding the time to write is not an issue. I imagine, like the rest of the world, you have to squeeze it into an already busy schedule. Anything great takes time... keep at it!