One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Novel Idea

Some of you have read it. Some of you are reading it. And the rest of you will have to wait until it becomes an international best seller (unless you receive one of the coveted copies below).

I'm wrapping up the final edits to my first novel manuscript (working title, Outremer). Below is a shot of several copies I had printed for editing purposes. Note the beautiful cover, one of my brother-in-law (Brian Swisher)'s creations.

Now begins the tedious, laborious, tortuous, and noxious effort of finding a literary agent who will give me the time of day. The odds of me actually getting it published would make a compulsive gambler push back from the table, but I'm going to give it a go.

In the words of Miracle Max and his wife: "Think it'll work?" -- "It'll take a miracle."

I'm sitting here with a chocolate-covered walnut in my mouth, so I'm hoping for the best.



4 comments:

Uncle Chrissy said...

I can't look at that pic without smiling. I'm SO proud of you! I know I'll feel like a moron and need to have the dictionary by my side, but I can't wait to read it! Yay for you, Writey Writerson! :D

Raging Wombat said...

Too kind, Chrissy!

But what's all this talk about being a moron? You're one of the most avid readers I know. I'll be enlisting your help in editing.

My novel should ought needs edited.

Uncle Chrissy said...

Yeah, your book TOTALLY needs edited.

Alan said...

Great cover! I have already had the pleasure of reading it...but, can I get a fancy copy? :)