As you might have guessed – I’m back from England. I really wish my visit there had to do with me finding an agent but that is not the case. I went there to have fun and celebrate one of my friends (she turned 22). Now that I’m back I’m processing all the feedback I’ve received for Project 2! Luckily, most of my beta readers seem to enjoy my novel so I do not feel I have not wasted my time writing it.
I’ve also complied a list of agents (11 so far) who might be interested in the novel. I’ll keep going until I have around 20. Those 20 will be the first agents I send my query letter to after my tutor in England has read draft 4. Even though I make progress every day (and am expecting a few calls this weekend from beta readers that will provide more feedback) I cannot help but marvel at how slow this process really is. Even when I have sent my query letters away (prob won’t be for another 8 – 12 weeks) it’ll take at least 12 weeks before an agent decides to represent me (if one from the first 20 even wants to. If not it’ll be another 8 weeks.. and then another 8… and another….). Then it’ll take a few months to find a published… Once there it’ll be another year before the book hits the shelves. Meanwhile, I’ll eat noodles scraped off the street!
– F H Hakansson