Things are still pretty mad - have written two features, though I am tweaking one like mad as I can't quite decide how to do it, but writing 800 words makes a change from 100,000! Once that's done I shall have a few days respite before my first batch of Open University assignments begin arriving... so I am going to try to top 40,000 and get the revisions done so I have something to send to my agent again.
I got my free lunch (see the sandwich saga below), which was jolly nice. It contained organic orange juice which tasted completely different from the usual stuff and was also paler, wonder why.
I am boring myself now, sorry. Creativity going elsewhere at the moment. Plus I've had toothache which would sap anyone's literary instincts.
Lovely Link of the Day:
In a comment the other day, Quin asked for information about non-fiction publishing. It's a very different world from fiction - and humour, which is where Quin must be aiming with his funny guide to the outer reaches ogf Greater London, is even more specific. I suspect a good starting point is a list of literary agents that handle non-fiction: try this list from Bloomsbury. Most fiction publishers will no longer accept manuscripts, but I suspect it's a little different with non-fiction proposals. It's worth having a trawl around the humour section of Waterstone's or Smiths to see books you think would be similar to yours and then either checking the acknowledgements, where the author's agent often gets a thank-you, for possible candidates, OR look up the publisher's website and see whether they will take unsolicited proposals. Hope that helps a little bit, will try to find out more when I have chance.