Thursday, 13 June 2013

And now for something completely different

Yes, a post that has nothing to do with boats, electrics or ducks today.

Some may remember a while ago, some posts about my latest book.  This is a Science Fiction novel and very different to my others.  Its actually based on my first ideas for a story which I had many years ago.  On the basis of all the good reviews my published books have on Amazon, I thought that  an established track record would be a  selling point with mainstream agents.  On spec I sent it to two who specialise in Sci Fi.  One rejected straight away the other took ages so I kept counsel just in case it was being considered.  After almost three months and some nagging,  I got this:

'It’s certainly pacey stuff and you do well to create visual world, it really came alive as I read. However, it’s not quite as literary as I look for.'

Apart from the dreadful English - it's the first time I've had that sort of praise for one of my books even if its not 'literary' enough - whatever that means.  So give me a few days to finish polishing and the novel 'Siren' will appear for sale on Amazon worldwide.  As usual, I would really appreciate feedback on Amazon or to me directly. 
For those of you who have been asking about a fourth naval novel - it's well underway - about a third complete although the RN are being a bit anal about some of the subject matter so I might have to do some tweaking when its finished.

Back to ducks and the canals next time.



The latest epic out on Sunday.

2 comments:

  1. "However, it’s not quite as literary as I look for.'"

    I think he/she was looking for more ducks in the story line.

    (Couldn't resist)

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