I was lucky enough to attend the York Festival of Writing this year, run by the Writers Workshop. http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk
As I only found out about it late I could only go on the Sunday rather than the full weekend. However,this still meant I was able to see an agent and a book doctor to discuss The Single Feather.
I received great comments, they said the concept was unique and intriguing and the line by line writing was good. The book doctor pointed out areas she considered to be superb writing, which was the start of my prologue and chapter one.
I also had the chance to visit workshops on attracting agents, authors in the digital age and whether self publishing was an option.
However, by far the best part of the day was meeting writers, some new, some more established, and meeting fellow book lovers. I also had the chance to meet some people who I’d only known through Twitter, which was great!
If York was looking back at The Single Feather. National Novel Writing Month http://nanowrimo.org is looking forward to my next novel. I’ve decided to do this in November to kick-start my writing. York has given me the confidence to keep going, keep on creating and NaNoWriMon will help me do this. Who knows, next year when I go to York I may have a new novel with me.