Friday, 20 March 2015

Novel subject matter

Not sure if it was the eclipse or what but decided to send my first novel out to an agent last night. It is the first time I have done this and the feeling is quite curious. An exposure. A few friends have seen it. But I think even they have forgotten that I write fiction by now.

I wonder if the eclipse had anything to do with it.

In p&g we always encourage you to test boundaries but sending out fiction in seriousness to an agent feels as close to transgressing out of anything I have done. Much worse that the other naughtiness we occasionally get up to here. Maybe this is only in my head or maybe it is because fiction is treated more seriously than poetry...when it actual fact you just have to sit down more and for longer - which doesn't make me and fiction a natural fit.

Not that this is going to becoming a constant theme - far from it - but I will keep you posted.

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