Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Yesterday I received my final report from my mentor with The Literary Consultancy. I can’t believe I’ve written 60,000 words.

In October I’m back in London for my ‘Industry Day’ which is where mentees get to meet and learn about publishing from agents and publishers. (I booked my hotel today for my London stay, where I intend to write, go to the theatre and eat veggie food.)

The final part of the mentoring is that one of TLC’s readers critiques the whole work.

My next step, then, is to put down the knitting and get back to the writing.


Queenie said...

I trust it was a useful, constructive report? Do you feel ready to 'fly solo' with the remaining words?

Debs said...

Sounds fabulous.

sheepish said...

I told you before not to be sidetracked by knitting. Wow 60k I really do need to pull out all the stops if I want to keep up with you. Now where is my pen and notebook?
Seriously though it all sounds brilliant.

Tam said...

Step away from the needles!
Hope the report was useful and inspiring x x

Angie said...

The London stay sounds fabulous! I hope the report was helpful. Back away from the needles slowly and pick up that pen. You'll be done before you know it! ;)

Alexa said...

Yay well done on the 60,000!

Karen said...

Ooh, I hope it was a good report! 60,000 words is great - now step away from the knitting and finish!

Carol said...

That, my dear, is bloomin brilliant!!!

I am so proud of you!!

C x

L-Plate Author said...

And I keep on telling you that 60 thousand is over half done so you don't have much left before you've cracked it!

When are you coming to London? x

ChrisH said...

Well done - go on, tell us what it said!

SpiralSkies said...

Wow, you can soooo do the rest... how exciting! Cheering you on... go JJ, go JJ!

JJ Beattie said...

Queenie, it was, thanks and yes, I do. Big progress for me.

Debs, thanks my love.

Sheepish, tee hee. The knitting habit has to be watched... carefully.

Tam, thanks. Yes, they've all been helpful.

Angie, I'm going to back away after today when I'm out playing with friends.

Alexa, thank you. (How are you doing?)

Karen, thank you... I will try I promise.

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