Step 4 to becoming an author

Last night I finally finished ‘polishing’ my first book.  Wrote it, typed it up and polished it.  Actually, there is another step in all that where I asked a variety of differnt people – different backgrounds, ages, tastes – to read and comment on where they thought the novel could do with improving.  I incorporated the changes and then I polished it. 

So now, I’m onto the next step which is to submit.  I have already submitted to a few agents that accept submissions via the internet/email and am waiting on them.

So, in the meantime, I am going to polish the second book – having incorporated a few changes already!  Once I’ve done that I’ll sit down and finish some of the others I’ve started, especially the YA one for my daughter.

So, here I am, armed with decaf coffee and some chocolate, ready to reconstruct my second novel.  Bonne nuit and sweet dreams. xx


About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
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