Welcome to all new writers and to fantasy fans. I reckon there must be other new authors like me, who are daunted by the journey towards publication. So in this blog I hope to share the discoveries and emotions involved in getting my debut fantasy novel published. ‘Lumina’ is the first volume of a trilogy called The Dragonlite Legacy and I’m lucky to have the BWA Publishing Programme help me along the way.
So what is the BWA Publishing Programme? It all stemmed from the Brit Writers Awards of 2010. The competition was flooded with submissions from unpublished authors and the organisers decided to offer a selected number the chance to join a programme of development, which includes focused initiatives to get our books published. I am a participant in the second group and have already met my fellow authors and been impressed by the quality of their writing. As a non-technical person I am thankful for their help and encouragement in creating this blog.
For other budding writers, my next post will be about the technical horrors involved in marketing your new masterpiece to the world outside, all in the fond hope that someone, somewhere will want to read it. If you have felt deterred about this new challenge or wish to share the ups and downs of the journey, come and visit this blog to hear more.