For the past year of so I've been slogging on with a novel about a young woman who moves to France. Unashamed chick lit rather than the next great British novel. I posted the first 6 chapters on Authonomy in mid-November where it went into the rankings at over 5000 and today I have reached the heady heights of the top rated Chick Lit book on the site this week and No. 21 across all genres. I'm very excited.
For anyone who doesn't know about Authonomy, it's run by Harper MacMillan and is a writing community where we can all share our work. It is peer reviewed, rated from 1 to 6 stars, and each month, the five highest rated books across all genres make 'The Editor's Desk' and are critiqued by Harper MacMillan's editors. Many new authors have found agents and publishers through Authonomy and we all live in hope.
If anyone is on Authonomy, get in touch and I'll gladly read your books.
Guest post by womagwriter Keith Havers
3 days ago