As I was sitting here, delicately nibbling a doughnut (stuffing my face) it hit me that I never actually came back and updated my book dummy adventures. For those of you that were following or just like to read a happy ending (well, more of a happy beginning in this case) I’ll do it now (as soon as I’ve finished this cake).
That was lovely.
As I mentioned in my last ‘dummy’ post, I digitally submitted it to four literary agents. I sat back and started to think about the next one but I had an email from one of the four the same week. I was completely taken off guard…brilliant!
After speaking initially with Lauren I knew straight away that I was going to accept her offer of representation. The conversation was laid back, Lauren was lovely and I felt at ease to ask questions (even the stupid ones). As I’d done my research beforehand, I already knew that on a professional level, this was one of the four agencies I wanted most. At this point I withdrew my submission from the other three (one of them sent me a lovely email about my dummy and wished me well for the future too, which was nice).
So, the update is, I was offered representation (literary and illustration) by Bright and I have to say, I’m over the moon about it.
As for the dummy itself, it needs some tweaking…but it’s looking better with each one. And in between tweaks, I’ve written and started to develop another.
My portfolio at Bright is HERE where you can also see a coupleof colour roughs from the dummy.
Thanks to everyone that followed my process, I hope its been helpful,