Well, I’ve still heard nothing from anyone about Pecan Hill from any of the agents which I queried, so I guess that I’ll have to take it as a hell no from them. It feels as though I have to revise my query letter again to try and hook them. Sometimes it feels stupid to try and explain what happens in the story. Is it possible that my logical mind is screaming that what I’m writing about is stupid and that the agents and anyone who reads the query letter will think it’s pathetic. I suppose I’m still trying to grow that thick skin which all authors need to have.
But it’s when I get to trying to write Spoil the Child that I’m finding myself hitting the wall. I know where I want to go but it’s getting over that wall or smashing through the wall which is proving to be a problem. I’m starting to wonder if I should start from the beginning again – like J.R.R. Tolkien with the Lord of the Rings and the slow progress of waves crashing up the beach, a little further each time. I guess you could say that I’m a little insecure with the whole setting. New York was the right location for Pecan Hill I knew it as soon as I started.
But I’m starting to wonder if Florida is the right location for Spoil the Child. I’ve only spent a week in Florida compared to living for four months in New York. I thought it would be fine in I created a small town which I could then terrorize, a little like Stephen King.
I’m starting to think if I should go back to Where Angels Fall which is a fantasy story for which I have finalised the first draft. I know at least in that world I will be in charge and have created the entire world already