Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Unpublished but undaunted

My novel 'Bitter Roots' is a dark, Modern Gothic romance, where the central character Beth Skye travels to Corfu and discovers shocking secrets about her family's past.  The book has already gained high praise from a number of people in the publishing business.  The RNA New Writers Scheme said, 'This is one of the best, if not the best manuscripts I've appraised'.  A publisher I met at a networking party read the book and said, 'You have a great story.  I'm sure the right publisher will pick it up.  You have a really good writing style that keeps the reader hooked.'  But I haven't found the right agent to represent me yet, so at the moment 'Bitter Roots' is unpublished.

It's a really long slog to get published these days, but I've got a whole campaign planned.  My website should be up and running soon where you can read the opening chapters, and hopefully 'Bitter Roots' will soon be available to buy on Amazon as an eBook.  I'm also busy building up my network of friends on Facebook.

As this is my first ever blog I'll keep it brief, but I'll keep you posted on all the developments as I pick my way through the complicated world of getting published.  In the meantime I'll also keep working on my new book, which should be ready for sharing with the world early next year.  It's another dark tale set in the seedy underworld of Brighton.

1 comment:

  1. Great Start Jarek-
    I'll keep reading it , if you keep on writing it!