There are writers who hone their skills writing short stories, attend a few workshops to network and learn a few tricks, and then sit down and tackle the biggie, the novel-length manuscript.
Then there's people like me. Compulsive novelists. Over the past 10 years I've written or co-written five novel-length manuscripts, all but one rejected. I've had a lot of fun, but if I had my decade over again I might do things a bit differently.
Think there's nothing worth knowing from a failed novelist? Think again.
Read the feature on Newsvine...
(Note: feature first published in Writing Queensland, April 2007)