In 1984, I began writing my first manuscript. I literally ran after my two toddlers with a clipboard in my hand and wrote whenever they paused. GRIN.
Anyway I wrote that story without knowing anything about the market. In fact, I told myself just to write the book and then I’d think about marketing it. The thought of that was overwhelming at that time.
It took me three years of writing to finish my first manuscript-1,000 handwritten pages. Whew!
I found out that while it garnered interest from agents and editors, it never found a publisher.
I think that’s because there are “unwritten” rules for inspirational fiction and I didn’t know them or follow them. I still think it’s a good story and I’ve revised it and am revising and improving it once more. Also I don’t want it to sit ignored on my shelf forever.
So I decided to post it here as a serially each week, starting in January. That’s right.
I’ll be posting my first manuscript here, a few scenes each week starting Thursday January 6, 2011.
On the next two Tuesdays, the 14th and 21st, I plan to post previews for you. So be sure to drop by! And tell your friends!
The titles is LaBelle Christiane. The tag line is: Can the beautiful daughter of a French courtesan find a love that will last forever in early America?
Does that catch your interest?