Like an idiot, I asked if the CWC crew would be willing to do a ‘full novel’ read through–which involves handing in:
1. full draft of novel (like the name implies)
2. list of agents I am considering submitting to
3. rough draft of the synopsis that I would hand in to said agents
4. copy of query letter for said agents
I was hoping I would be a lot further along on finishing the draft than I am. Looking at the mess of paper in front of me I have another five chapters to do before I even touch at the query/synopsis process–something I’ve never actually tried before.
One of those chapters is the last chapter, which has always been the hardest one.
Here’s the good news. I do think it’s better than the first draft. And it’s always a plus to be progressing.
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.