I’ve been working on this manuscript for over three years now. It’s based on a dream I had in early 2014. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but used to start stories and leave them unfinished. I moved a few times recently, and went through some pretty major changes in my life, so I suppose you could argue it set me back a bit. Three years may sound like a long time. However, I will not leave this story unfinished.
Actually, I did complete the first draft of the manuscript last year. I even queried a number of literary agents in the summer, but received one rejection after another. It was tempting to give up. I hear it takes some people years to find an agent. Then in December, 2016, I started working on the story again – from the beginning. That’s right. I’m currently rewriting the entire novel. At this very moment, I’ve hit 63,061 words. My goal is 85,000 words, so I’m getting closer. This version of the story will get published. I’ll query again first, yet I’m considering indie publishing as well.
The point is, I’m just determined. I want to write books, so that’s what I’m doing. I’ve read my fair share of novels over the years, and I know what it takes to make a good story.