So since it’s been a bit since I’ve posted a section of The Becoming, I thought I’d drop by and give my readers an update on what’s going on with the novel.
Things took a turn for the interesting as I worked on revising the novel, and needless to say, said interesting turn is definitely for the better. I’ve added approximately 30,000 words to the beginning of the novel, so what you’ve read as the prologue/chapter one is now the beginning of the second part of the novel.
Basically, this is what happens when I have too much time and you turn me loose with a word processor.
Anyway, things are hopping and I’ve been attempting to wrap up this revision so I can begin the process of poking around and trying to find an agent. I have a few agencies I’d like to try, and I’ve already drafted query letters for them. Which brings me to the audience participation round of the game.
Does anybody know of any literary agencies that you believe The Becoming would be a good fit in? I’m looking for places that accept submissions for paranormal, horror, science fiction, and other similar genres. Of course, these need to be places that are currently actively seeking submissions. I’ve got the Nelson Literary Agency on my list so far (primarly because they do accept post-apocalyptic novels and they’re the agency home of one of my favorite authors, Gail Carriger). But I need others, because the chances of me getting an acceptance letter from the one and only agency I’ve got on my list.
I also need a couple more impartial people that will be willing to read over my entire novel once it’s completed and make constructive criticism and suggestions and ask questions and point out areas that need changing and clarifying and all that other fun stuff. Of course, I want people that are serious about it but who also enjoy the genre and are willing to put in the hard work required to do a thorough reading of the novel (sometimes more than once). If you’re interested, please email me at jessica dot meigs at gmail dot com (change the “dot”s to periods and the “at” to @, of course). Or you can nudge me on Twitter at @a_silent_song. 😀