Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On the Writing Front

So, I haven't spent much of this blog about writing actually talking about my own writing, which is what it was initially created for.

Hmm. I'm at the agent search stage. In other words, the novel is finished, revised, edited, polished, and now I'm trying to get an agent interested enough in it to offer me representation. That's not to say that I'm not still tweaking little things.

For example, my author mentor suggested that I needed more "deep point of view". I need to make the readers "feel what my characters are feeling" more. I already do this some, but some is not what is selling in New York these days. So, I'm adding more. I also feel that chapter 6 needs a major overhaul.

On the up side, my mentor says that I'm doing everything else right. And I just got a request for a partial from one of my top three agent picks. So, I don't have to be depressed today.

2 comments:

J.L. Johnson said...

Keep up the good work. I'm no where near the search-for-an-agent stage, and to be honest, the whole process scares the hell outta me.

But I'd rather try through an agent first than on my own.

Good luck. :)

Lisa Iriarte said...

Thanks. This is actually my second time through the process. I completed my first novel about six years ago. I got a lot of positive agent feedback but no takers. I really hope it works this time.

Lisa