A couple of years ago I wrote a book. I was quite happy with it. I sent it to a couple of literary agents, and unsurprisingly given the odds, heard nothing back.
Without a foot in the door or a celebrity name, it’s hard work to get your precious manuscript read – and to do so requires a lot of commitment in time and effort. I work full-time and am a parent of two five-year olds – any remaining time I use to write. I realised I couldn’t commit the time and resources needed to cold call agents and publishers in the hope of making that rare breakthrough.
But this is not a tale of woe. I decided to have a go at self-publishing, a fall back open to all writers in the age of eBooks and Amazon Kindles. And so ‘A Justified State’ came out in 2018…