waiting and waiting and waiting

One month ago today I sent out my first query on my novel Pushed. That was one day after I finished it.

Waiting is agonizing.

I wonder if anyone will want my novel. Am I completely delusional? Will they even read a little bit of it? Did you know that some of these indie publishers receive 7,000 submissions a year? Can you imagine? And if they read the first 10 pages will they read on?

I wonder what my friend Vince will think? I worry he will say it’s not done.

But I feel in my bones that it is. When I first finished in February, I felt close but not quite there but I didn’t know what else to do. So my friend Silvia read it and her insight gave me the clarity of vision I needed. I revised and revised, then Mark read it again and I revised and revised yet again.

Writing is revision.

So this time round I feel that’s it is done except…

It is too long. 600 pages. I hope that won’t dissuade anyone. I’m pretty confident I could cut 50-100 pages, more I’m not so sure.

600 pages is on the long side but it used to be 2,200 pages. So it’s all a matter of perspective.

About Andrea

Andrea DeAngelis is at times a poet, writer, shutterbug and musician living in New York City. Her writing has recently appeared in Timeless Tales Magazine, Umbrella Factory and Niteblade. (www.andreadeangelis.com). Andrea also sings and plays guitar in the indie rock band MAKAR (www.makarmusic.com) who are in the midst of recording their third album, Fancy Hercules.
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