you need to edit your novel

It’s been far too long since I wrote in this blog.

The second agent didn’t take on the book. However, she was very complimentary about my writing. She sent a very long email full of advice on editing, particularly concerning the structure of the book. She also said she would be interested in seeing it again if I made the changes suggested. Although it would have been wonderful if she’d agreed to represent me subject to editing, at least she didn’t reject outright. I’ve had two more positive rejections along the lines of you have talent and there is much to like about your novel, but we’re taking on so little now.

Meanwhile spring is fully upon us. After the summer heat of last week, the apple blossom has flowered and is now beginning to fall and the bluebells are out in our garden. It’s cold again now, but the sense of joyous energy lingers. Birds are singing and everything is that amazing, tender bright green that only happens at this time of year.



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