My Indy Journey – Day 8 stats

Posted On Jul 9 2014 by

  Well, I’m in a hotel room in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Yesterday I was in a hotel room in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’ve always struggled to write in hotels. I don’t know why. It seems that when I have lots of time alone, I get lazy. Last night my boss and I got into Chattanooga and went out to dinner. We got back at nine, full of steak and sleepy. But I opened the Macbook and forced myself to write. I hit my 1400 word target. And today… Now I Knew You – 2000 words written. 15,000 words total since July 1st. I’ll …


Value Added Writer

Posted On Jul 9 2014 by

Here’s how my brain is functioning these days: I’ve been chasing the publishing dream for about ten years now. Typical of the part-time writer. My observations have been thus: 1. It takes anywhere from a few months to a few years to write a novel. 2. It takes about a month or so to write a synopsis, craft a letter, and submit to an agent. 3. It takes an agent up to six months to respond. 4. You will repeat steps 2 and 3 quite often until you get a positive response. 5. The agent will submit your book to …