So, in my quest for an editor/ agent/ publisher, I have gone ahead and published Chapter 1 of my novel on Medium. The working title at the moment, which will be familiar to readers of this blog, is of course: “The Mompós Project” and it’s hoped that through the great wide ether and all those connections reached far and wide, I can find someone interested in helping me with this piece of writing. Before you ask, I’m not ready to self publish just yet.
One always hears about success stories which come from perseverance and a huge dollop of luck, so, I am aiming for this. Obviously, I have thrown this idea about on this page for a while, I have sent of hundreds of emails to editors and have spoken to people in the know, but now, it’s time for some good old-fashioned hard work over social media and old school connections. Follow the progress here and on my podcast Colombia Calling as I will continue to broadcast there and keep updates coming thick and fast.
Tune in to Colombia Calling episode 221 (available from midday on Tuesday March 6 2018)to hear a reading of this Chapter 1 of the Mompós Project. I decided that I could read this in the style of BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime,or, if you are as old as me and can remember it, Jackanory – which ran from 1965-1996…and which, as a four-year old, I hated.
Here it goes, wish me luck! I look forward to hearing from some of you and, hopefully, receiving some all important contacts which may help me progress along this competitive path.
Remember: The Colombia Calling podcast goes live every Tuesday after midday (Bogotá-time) and features an in-depth interview with someone doing something interesting in Colombia or Colombia-related. Past interviewees have included authors, journalists, entrepreneurs, actors and many more! Each episode is available on your favourite streaming site.