A Bit of Courage
As Victoria Wood’s character Nella Last says in Housewife 49 “I seem to have found a bit of courage from somewhere.”
Terrific film by the way if you haven’t seen it. Anyway, yes. From somewhere I seem to have found some courage, or some confidence – and long may it reign! Not over confident by any stretch, but still, confident. I mean I’ve got a new job (permanant! I love that word!) and I’m using dove summer glow, and my head is brimful of ideas for my books (and what’s more I’m actually writing them!) PLUS I finally have a plan B option which I’m happy with. I need a plan B because iff (note the two f’s there,) I can’t actually convince a publisher to publish me, then I will have to do it myself. Now I’m certain there’s a market for my writing, and I’m certain it’s good enough, but this whole thing is just so damn subjective that really you can be dismissed not because it’s crap but because Joe Bloggs in charge just doesn’t like it. But someone else might. Anyway – iff that happens, then my plan is to set up my own publishing house. WOAH there, I hear you cry. But it’s not that ludicrous. In the Writers and Artists Yearbook someone has written how they did this and they’re now wildly successful. Brilliant! I mean it would be beaucoup de effort, but my writing is worth it. That way, it’s not vanity press, it’s not just being printed – it is being published – but it’s being published by me. And who knows, maybe I’ll end up publishing others? Lord Sugar has inspired me – time to take things into my own hands!
Okay, well maybe not just yet. I have until my birthday I’ve decided – then I need to make a decision. So my plan is to apply to agents and publishers like nobodys business for the coming months, and then make an informed decision.