Three years ago I completed the first draft of my first ever NaNoWriMo novel, Lightfingers. Then I started rewriting.
A little over a year I submitted the Lightfingers maunscript to the Harper Voyager unagented open submission. I got pretty far, falling out of consideration only when numbrers had dropped from 5,000 to 200 under consideration.
This year the agent I wanted told me I obviously had talent but this manuscript just didn’t stand out enough.
Two months ago I finished the last set of rewrites.
Yesterday I launched a Kickstarter to help me pay for a professional cover design and, should funds allow, a professonal copyedit.
One day very soon the first adventure of Leni Lightfingers will be published.