Authonomy Workshop

Okay so i wasn’t too sure about going and part of me wishes i hadn’t.  The actual day and the people hosting it did a great job and were extremely honest with their advice. I met some great like minded people, which i intend to stay in touch with. My main problem, is did i learn anything i didn’t really already know. You see to me the whole busines of publishing, or getting published, has a hint of X-factor about it. I can now imagine many an agent sitting behind a huge desk declaring that the manuscript in hand has about as much chance of getting in to a book store near you as Jordan does of joining a nunnery. It is apparent that no one really knows what the next big thing will be and no one, including the highly intuitive members of the Harper Collins team, knows what they want. It’s a kind of, We’ll know it when we see it -or read it, response to the more than once asked question.

I have often thought that luck plays a much bigger role than talent, and not considering myself to be an overtly lucky person, i am slowly accepting the fact that i may never make it. I long for the day my MS lands on the desk of the right person on a particularly right day and is right up their street.

I am on my last round of re-writes for Indiscretion and on my third lot for High Heels & Alphas, and driving everyone insane, but i shall carry on for now.



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7 responses to “Authonomy Workshop

  1. Don’t give up, Verity!!

    The fact that they don’t know what they’re looking for just means it could be yours!

  2. alva

    OH, ho! Keep writing. I think it’s the momentum that counts, too.

  3. When you think about it, it’s like writers play Russian Roulette when they start the querying game.

  4. Verity
    I read your posts for the first time today. You yell from the screen a lot of what I think. I feel I have the talent but I don’t know if its going to impress someone enough to want to take it under their wing.
    I like the TNBW’s reviews but sometimes I can’t decide whether they are good or bad for my career.
    I have yet to send in a query as I am afraid of the rejection of one of my better works. I am still not to the point where I can send in revised, what I think are great, stories to TNBW as I know they will get slammed….
    I will write tons for a few months and then stop cold because I get the wind knocked out of me….
    Sorry for all the whining!

    • Hi bob, after speaking to lots of writers at various conferences recently it seems we all feel the same. All i can say is that i have read some of your work and think you are very talented and should get your self out there mixing it up with some agents. I get really down hearted when i get a knock back but then i figure i’d feel worse if i didn’t even try. So give it a go, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain. x x x

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