Sunday, 19 August 2012

A new beginning


A couple of years back I started writing my first book. I sent it to an Australian literary agent, a sweet lady with a lot of patience but most importantly with a steely resilience. She must have fainted after reading my draft, because it took her six weeks to recover and get back to me with a feeble pat on my shoulder: “Keep trying!” She certainly got immune to my catastrophic writing by the time she read my third novel, but it all came with a price tag that I will remember to the day I’ll turn up my toes: she boxed my ears in her reports until she turned me into some sort of a writer. So now I need plastic surgery. Just kidding, my husband thinks my ears still look very sexy. Besides, two of my novels that have gone through her scrutiny are about to be published by Musa.

Love at first bite’ and Why do birds fly’ are both romance novels set in the ‘ultra-rich’ world. Weird titles I chose, I reckon… As I was writing to Jeanne, Calliope’s Head Editor, I have no idea what devil prodded me to choose the title ‘Love at first bite’ in the first place. Perhaps I was hungry for a KFC meal, or maybe I dreamt at night about biting back my mongrel dog after she stuck her fangs in me in a bout of affection. But I’m pretty sure that a distorted version of the original reason ended up somewhere within the novel. Don't you want to know why? As for Why do birds fly’ (please note the absence of a question mark), you may wish to make a list of answers until you get to read my book, and only then will you figure out if you got the correct one.

So count on me to come back here to haunt the blogs and let you know about the release dates. I am itching to find them out, but my Delphi page stubbornly shows they’re on hold, so I’ll keep pestering the team until they will either make a change to it, or they’ll kick me out of the Musa family for being a vociferous nuisance. Until then, my warm regards to everyone!

30 comments:

  1. GREAT POST! In writing there is nothing more important than learning from critiques and continuing to write. Bravo and best of luck
    M.C.V. Egan
    The Bridge of Deaths

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  2. Hey there Liliana! New follower here, found you on Book Blogs. Thanks so much for your follow! <33

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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  3. Following your blog now! Congrats on the books!

    http://pgshriver.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi! Found your site through Book Blogs. :) Your site is lovely and I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, www.rainydayreads.com Christine x

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  5. Hey! Found your blog through Book Blogs...I'm a new follower.

    Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction

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    1. Thank you so much, Christy! I have just shared your page with all my friends and circles.
      Warmest regards,
      Liliana

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  6. Hi Liliana, new follower from Bookblogs. Welcome!
    Love your site & your post here is so inspirational to me, a fellow writer busy completing my 1st novel. How great that you had some direction from a literary agent as opposed to just receiving the general thanks but no thanks! I love reading about the success of other writers/authors and their journey along the way. If it inspires me it no doubt inspires many who visit your site. All the best.
    Suzy
    www.lowfellwritersplace.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Dear Suzy,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments! I have now visited your lovely page and became follower No.94. I look forward to watching you build your success. The voice of your message is contagiously enthusiastic, it went straight to my heart!
      All best in your endeavours!
      Liliana

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  7. Hi Liliana
    Congratulations and all the best, I wish you all the success with your novels.

    Following you, follower #25 (book blogs member)

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I really appreciate it!

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  8. Dear Michelle, you are my 25th follower but my 1st Aussie friend. It warms my heart! A huge thank you!
    Kindest regards,
    Liliana

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    1. Hi Liliana

      That is a lovely comment.

      Hope you have some time to visit me over at:
      www.vintagecobweb.com

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    2. I have already visited your page, It's lovely! Let's keep in touch!

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  9. Both your books so intriguing!
    I’m just over from Book Blogs and about to become your 27th Google friends connect follower.
    I blog about vintage and antique books and other things at http://marchhousebookscom.blogspot.co.uk/ and would love a GFC follow back.
    Barbara.
    PS I also sell vintage children’s and other books at www.marchhousebooks.co.uk

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  10. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I have now become your follower as well. Your page is absolutely great! I will keep in touch and follow your site closely!
    Warmest regards,
    Liliana Soare

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  11. What a candid story! I am a new follower. Please follow my blog at
    http://ravensartshack.blogspot.com

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    1. Following now, Ann :))
      Love your page!
      Warmest regards,
      Liliana

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  12. Good Luck on your new beginnings! Your novels look interesting, I'll be sure to add them to my to be read list when they are released.

    Also, thanks for following my blog (aliciacoleman2.blogspot.com).

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  13. Hi Liliana,
    Congratulations on your novels!
    I am a new follower. Please stop by and visit at http://threecatsandagirl.blogspot.com.
    Cheers,
    Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Following back now! :)

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  14. Congratulations on your books(: They sound really interesting!

    following back
    Katie
    Curse of the Bibliophile

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  15. Hi Liliana, thanks for stopping by and following my blog over at Twisting Minds...I appreciate your support and I have returned the gesture. Also, congratulations on your novels! I am interested already :)

    Brandi

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  16. Thank you, Brandi! I'll keep in touch! :)
    Liliana

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  17. I found you on book blogs and am a new follower:) please stop by my blog at http://andreaheltsley.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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    1. Your post look gorgeous! I'm al follower now! Let's keep in touch!
      All best,
      Liliana

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  18. Thanks for the hookup, Liliana! Excited to be a part and to meet all you fab ladies. Congrats on your novels. xo Cindy www.cindyroesel.blogspot.com

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  19. Thank you, Cindy! Love your blog! I'll keep in touch!
    Warmest regards,
    Liliana

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