The bad news: I was unsuccessful for Room 204 for the second year running. The writer development programme run by Writing West Midlands is becoming more ambitious with each passing year. I'll try again next year. Third time's the charm!
The good news: I have made my first submission to a literary agency! I submitted to DHH who have five agents currently looking for new clients. Any authors that tickle their fancy will be invited to deliver a ten-minute pitch in person. Best of all, they are happy to consider novels that have already been self-published, which meant I could submit my debut novel, The Sheriff. Fingers and toes are thoroughly crossed.
In other writing news, my novel The Sheriff celebrated its third birthday. I interviewed myself to celebrate.
I also continued with my 2017 writing resolutions by reading a self-published book and a traditionally published book. This month, it was Nevada Mind The Bollix by Hilary Mortz and Hekla's Children by Birmingham author James Brogden. Both were great. You can click the links for my reviews.
I only wrote 3000 words towards my third Nephos novel but this is still an improvement on last month. I plan to hit five figures next month. You heard it here first.
I'll leave you with two things:
1) Tomorrow is April Fool's Day, so here is a free short story about a man who walks into a bar, surrounded by jokes. 2) And here is the It film trailer for the new adaptation of Stephen King's classic. It looks incredible.
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