It never fails: I’m supposed to be working on research for school and my mind wanders.
This time, like many other times, it wandered back to my manuscript – on which I’ve ceased queries, because I’d grown tired. It wasn’t so much the rejections as the story itself; if I wasn’t excited about it anymore, how on Earth could I expect anyone else to be? I took a break from it. I stepped back, breathed, thought about other things for a while. I even took a trip to London for inspiration. I knew why my story wasn’t catching any attention… I just wasn’t sure exactly what it needed.
The excitement is back: I’ve finally decided on a course of action, a good one, and the major overhaul will begin with my next class: an Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop.
Here’s a sneak preview: https://nicolestarleigh.com/books/whenthedragonswake/