Laugh-out loud hilarious blog of submissions to a literary agent. Shoot me if mine ends up here. No, hold on, I’ll shoot myself.
After four days of tough slog with chapters one and two, I am pleased to report that I have licked these into shape pretty well and am very happy (though inarticulate from fatigue). Spent most of today in the Bodleian. Have now gone over the 80,000 word mark. Just one more chapter (number three) to make respectable before […]
In bored moments, I have been known to google for literary agents who might want to take me on. I’m building up a shortlist of possibles before deciding who to plump for first. I was a bit taken aback by some of the draconian submission guidelines on agents’ websites, until I read the following from […]
With a long weekend ahead, husband packed off on a trip of his own, fridge stocked and infinite supplies of diet coke on ice, it’s time for a four-day stint of writing. See you on the other side.
The Death Warrant One thing leads to another when you’re researching, and as a result of work on the fire book, I have gathered enough spare material for an academic article, which I’m planning to call “The Afterlife of Charles I’s Death Warrant”, telling the story of what happened to this iconic document, one of the […]