Writing fantasy is one thing but trying to describe it in a matter-of-fact, synopsis-like, way that will also excite (without sounding bonkers) and sell, and all inside 2 pages, has taken me all week. A grumpy week with days that ended with 'this is rubbish' followed by days that started with crossing most of what I'd done the day before out. Anyway, it's done now and am sending it off to agent with the first few chapters.
An email came in from agent in the middle of all this, always an exciting moment. It was an offer to pitch for a ghostwriting-type job. It confused me for a while, I'm going to finish the novel I'm on no matter what happens, that's my deal with myself. Pitch will involve writing about 9,000 words on spec with by no means a definite commission at the end of it. But with my situation the way it is right now I have no choice but be in the 'say yes to everything' mode. So there's the next task sorted. If I gun it I should be able to do it in a week.
Did you see this Mick Brown interview with Anita Brookner, 'one of the most extraordinary women' he's ever met? Touching.
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