Saturday, November 25, 2006

I am a Nano winner! It feels really good as well. I'm happy with the book and hope that a quick edit will see it at the submittable stage, so now I have to find a sympathetic publisher/agent who is willing to look at it unsolicited.
Now, I have the first of my fantasy novels to finish, and a screenplay about Africa. But one thing Nano has taught me - I can write a lot more than I have been. So watch for a great deal more productivity from me - at least till April, when I may have to actually get a job. But even then, I'm sure I'll be able to write, as I will no longer be caring for my son.
All this, plus producing a pantomime.... No wonder I never have time for the washing up!
Btw, I would like to officially thank all those who helped me through Nano, encouraging me, bullying me, chivvying me when I had bad days. The critique circle group were fun to be with, and we've made some lasting friendships. The Brighton group were also fun, and if I wasn't so damned shy and scared, I might have gone to one or more of the meets. Kaylesleigh was a great inspiration. And all those on critique circle, not taking part in Nano but cheering from the sidelines, and my friends in the real world....
And just in case I never get the chance to say it anywhere else, I'd like to dedicate this novel to my Dad, John Large, who was my first inspiration. I miss him.
Now, back to the novel....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brighton is an easy region to ML and you were first through the finish line this year so thank YOU Hilary for making me look good!

Hugs

K

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Nano win. I'm a short story writer so I have the greatest respect for quantity. My longest story ever is 6000 words, and that seemed mammoth, so well done. And to do that in a month is astonishing, all you NaNoWriMo people deserve the greatest respect, in my humble opinion. I tried it two years ago, and spent all my time in the forums moaning about my low word count! Maybe next year I will have another go...

Good luck with the agent hunt!