The Call “Campbell asked you to ring Greed & Mayhem ASAP.” Joan shouted along the long corridor from her receptionist’s tiny office to Julia’s panelled room. “You mean Reid & McHalm?” Julia had noticed the matter-of-fact tone in Joan’s voice. “I thought Campbell said Greed & Mayhem. Sorry.” “It’s fine, Joan. Will do.” said Julia […]
Keep your confidence up. Read. Mostly though, you have to sit down each day for a few hours and write whether you feel like it or not – don’t wait for inspiration. Writing is a job. Do your research. All that research will give your novel an edge, because you know what you’re writing about, it will be authentic. Expect disappointment – your manuscript WILL be rejected – you’ll have to develop a thick skin. But if you stick with it and write with honesty, energy and originality, you’ll succeed.