Happy news today – my second novel has been completed. I finished the first draft around a month ago and have now finalised the book. In between writing and now I have completed a lot of editing work so it can be ready for the next step on the journey. I am really pleased with the way it has gone, and the book is ready to send out to literary agents for their attention.
Writing my second novel has been hard work. It is around twice the length of my first, David’s Goliath and has taken a lot of research, writing and editing to get into a place that I am happy with it.
The book is a detective story, where a team of detectives follow a serial killer. There are some twists to it, and I’m not going to reveal them here, but I can say that it doesn’t follow what you might normally expect from a detective novel. There are so many of these already out there that I felt I should add some new elements.
I’ll keep you updated to what is going on with the book. This is the first time I have gone along the published route after self-publishing my works in the past, so the whole journey will be an interesting one. I hope you’ll join me on it as I post regular updates on what actually happens when trying to get a book published.
After the work that goes into getting this book seen by the right people, I will be continuing with my writing. I don’t want to necessarily write just one genre, so taking a break from the detective fiction and moving into something else will hopefully be my next step. The work that has to happen to deliver a work of this length takes up a huge amount of time. I started this book back in April and it still hasn’t got to a stage where I can tell people where to buy it.
I have a few plans up my sleeve and it will be the one that appeals the most when I sit down to write that will become the next work. I may go back to non-fiction and write about how to deliver excellent content before I move back into the world of fiction. A change is as good as a rest, I’m told, so let’s see what the future holds.