Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Gate

Well, this is my first blog post. I feel like a cow at a new gate. I have heard of these things, but i never thought that I would actually have my own. I have to admit, this whole thing about having personal thoughts out in cyber space can be a little scary, but hey, why not?

I am currently trying to write my first novel. Well, actually I have completed my first novel. Now I am working at trying to find an agent. Nobody told me that it would be this hard. All I really want to do is write, get my stories out there, make a difference. Why does everything have to be so complicated?

I found that the hardest part has been writing the query letter. It's the letter that accompanies a copy of the first three chapters of the novel. You send these out to prospective agencies. This letter is supposed to sell the agent on the idea of your book. It's supposed to get them to want to read your chapters. That is hard for me. I love to write, and I have always been pretty good at it, but trying to sell my labor of love and devotion seems to be a daunting task. I have written and re-written this letter about a dozen times. Wish me luck!


  1. Hi Mandi,
    I am new to this blogging also, in fact, my partner has started me off and wrote on my behalf for my first few posts as I am rubbish at writing, but he, like you wants to be a writer, he wants to do articles for magazines etc.
    I wish you lots of success and I will follow your Blog, to see how you go, Good Luck!
    Kindest Regards
    x Julie x