Last night, I finished my third novel, Descending. Huzzah! Descending is a shorter (62k) romance that I intend to send straight out to a publisher. Not one of the big 5, but a smaller publisher with a good reputation. Hopefully they’ll like it. It’s a romance about a group of theatre people that get crashed in the mountains. The book is off to the beta. The query is getting ripped apart by the awesome Query Letter Hell squirrels at Absolute Write even as we speak. It’s nice to have something ready to wing its way out into the world again.
So why am I going straight to a publisher this time? All part of the plan! Like most new authors, I’m having trouble getting an agent. The short stories I’ve had published are not going to cut it. I need to get a novel or two published, I think, before I try to get an agent again. With that in mind, book two, Wyrd House, has been sent off to Harlequin Nocturne, and I’m planning on sending Descending to Samhain. That’s where I’ve started, though I plan to shop them other places as well.
Book one: supernatural mystery. Book two: paranormal romance. Book three: adventure romance.
“So what’s book four going to be?” you seem to ask. Horror. I’ve got the plot all mapped out, and I’m spreading my wings and travelling to horror land. Not my usual bailiwick, but I’ve certainly read a lot of it. I need a break from romance land. Can’t get much further away from romance than horror.
I doubt that my romance betas will be onboard for this one. If anyone wants to beta read a horror story, let me know!
You can find a sneak peek of Descending under the “My Writing” tab under the top banner.
An interesting post about the world of a writer. I wish you all the best luck, Stay the course. It takes perseverance, but you seem to know that. Regards, Vera
Thanks! Yes, if you want to write, you have to be willing to be in there for the long haul.