Wednesday, 20 July 2016
I just finished the draft to my third novel.
It’s not nearly as exciting as finishing my first had been and my second, well, I don’t even like to talk about my second.
Anyway, I thought to become a writer all I had to do was write my own manuscript. So I spent almost the entire year of 2015 working on my first novel every day, getting more and more excited as I neared the end.
Turns out it’s not. So maybe that is where my lack of excitement for my third novel has come from.
Now, I never expected much to come out of it. Although, to be able to tell people I’ve been published and that I achieved my life-long dream of becoming an actual writer (emphasis on life-long) would be bloody amazing. But Australian Publishing Companies aren’t looking for any ‘unsolicited manuscripts’, agents are very expensive and it would cost me $4,000 alone to have it edited.
I don’t want to seem like I’m ranting or anything. I’m sure I am not the only writer in Australia trying to make it as something, anything. And I guess if dreams were easy to achieve, they wouldn’t exactly be called dreams now would they?
So, in conclusion, I have decided to give my manuscript out to people or anyone willing to read it at no cost. Because truth is, I don’t want to be the next John Green (although that would be sick) and I don’t want to make millions of money like J. K. Rowling. I just want to inspire. And sometimes not even exactly inspire; but for people to read my writing and say, “wow, I never thought about it that way” or, “you put into words exactly how I feel”.
So, if you’re an aspiring editor perhaps, or maybe you’ve been following my blog for some time now and you are interested in having a peek to see what this lunatic managed to come up with, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, pop your email in the comments and I’ll send a copy through of my first novel, Tesselate.