human wrote:Honestly, I can understand how new writers struggling to get published feel because they have to take a complete first draft to a publisher and plead it to be taken on, and YouTubers can presumably just pitch an idea and get a book deal settled in their lap.
Yeah, I've been trying to get back to writing for ages now, having 20k words I mostly don't like and also working on it more when I was younger and less discouraged or easily distracted, it's been a while. It's still my dream as it was when I began aged 12, I try to take a step back and respect people for actually making things happen, but still a bit
every time despite not actually having finished a first draft yet. There are so many authors and now with free books on Kindle, reading the start of one I see why they're free, but then a lot of traditionally-published stuff seems hit and miss depending on what you like. I was having a vent at the tv earlier cos yet again NCIS LA is the most generic and sexist writing I've heard anywhere professional.
I got the impression she is writing it herself, though. Did
at the "pre-order now" which is perhaps unfair as I did with Tabinof knowing I'd like it, but fiction is more subjective. Let it be finished so we can see how the actual text starts, at least. I used to read a lot of chick-lit, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes are good and there are some gems among the fluff (I loved Cecelia Aherne's If You Could See Me Now). I imagine Louise has some interesting ideas up her sleeve, I'm hopeful it'll be good.
Self-insertion especially in a debut novel is pretty standard, they're often quite autobiographical.