Not sure exactly where this is, but I believe it’s Absecon — hey it’s JERSEY!
It’s been so long since I last posted that I can barely remember how to do this. Frankly, not much has happened since last we met! I am still awaiting word from the publisher regarding Another Man’s Poison, the third installment in the Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery series. It’s odd that word of the book’s fate is taking so long. I do know my publisher, PageSpring Publishing, has several titles that are expected to be released soon, which is a lot of work for small publishers. We shall see what happens there.
Meanwhile, I’m still trying to find an agent for Recurring. Agent hunting is a painfully slow, tedious, agonizing process, and something of a waiting game. Most agents can take anywhere from six weeks to three months to reply to a query and sample chapters, with many stating in their submission guidelines that they may not respond at all to any forwarded chapters or correspondence.
Gee, what’s a writer to do?
In the olden days, you didn’t dare send out simultaneous submissions – with the unlikely scenario of two or three agents requesting the entire manuscript or agreeing to take you on as a client. If that should happen, we writers were warned, we risked getting a bad, unprofessional reputation in the agent community. Okay, so screw that! I’d really like to see Recurring in print before I kick the bucket, and I know writers who have waited in vain for over a year before moving on and submitting their work to another agent for consideration. I seriously doubt agents will be knocking down my door to get their hands on the entire manuscript, even as great as I think this thriller is, though if this should happen – good for me! I’m going the simultaneous route!
Meanwhile, I’m busy on another book, The Boardwalk Psychic, which may or may not work as a series. This isn’t a light, cozy mystery by any stretch of the imagination. It’s dark, the crime is quite brutal, and the theme is obviously tinged with elements of the supernatural. Ya gotta love it! It almost sounds like an X-File!
Until we meet (or read) again, have a wonderful weekend everyone, and a special hello and welcome to the newcomers on this site!