Stories around my fantasy trilogy - Breaking the Tranquillity of Solitude.Getting started on book 2
If you have followed this blog from part 1 I’d be very surprised if you haven’t realised that my passion for writing has been fraught with anguish over the years and the path to finally producing a book of any sorts has been long, arduous and somewhat conflicted, so when I tell you that part 2 of my trilogy Breaking the Tranquillity of Solitude was actually a correction to the original novel it probably won’t surprise you.
For those just joining us and to clarify I will explain.
I have sought and currently I am still seeking representation for my work but getting the interest of a literary agent is about as difficult as catching Covid19 so you can imagine my frustration at feeling I had written something of worth to then have the rug pulled from beneath my feet by the realisation that there is a pretty good chance that NOBODY will ever know.
You see it is like trying to win the lottery. You can have as many goes as you like but the odds don’t shorten. It is still millions to one every time you send out a query letter to an agent or publishing house. Bearing in mind that, of the thousands of literary agencies out there, most deal with multiple thousands of enquiries a year. That’s millions of hopefuls like me who NEVER even get their work looked at let alone fully read, appreciated, or taken seriously. Historically most agents only take on one or two new clients a year and then of their existing clients only so many per year will get the big deals because publishers will spend the big percentages of their budgets on certainties.
So breaking into the literary world is TOUGH and without any sour grapes it is virtually irrelevant at this point whether my book is any good or not coz nobody has seen it !