Bailey

This book has been almost two years in the making, and while I have the manuscript complete, it remains unpublished. I’ve gone through so many trials of submitting the manuscript to publishers and agents, but it hasn’t taken flight yet. It’s amazing how difficult it is to write a query letter that grabs someone’s attention versus the manuscript you put your heart and soul into. Writing to book is easy, but writing the query letter is akin to taking an AP French final when you haven’t ever studied the language before.

I love my manuscript as it is, and feel that it is the way I want it to be. I say this, and yet here I am, so fed up with the publishing process that I want to take the entire manuscript and throw it into a wood grinder. I’ve created query letter after query letter, to no avail, and instead of driving myself more insane than I already am, I’ve decided to take another path. I’ve decided to rewrite it from scratch. I don’t know if it’s going to have any better luck than the original (which I am keeping if only for myself), but I’m hoping for something better.

That being said, inside here you will find pieces of the original manuscript, my ramblings on the process of writing the new ‘Bailey’, and pictures and blurbs from the town the story is set in. A picturesque little hamlet by the name of Hallowell, Maine serves as the hometown for this story, and I encourage you to go there. It’s breathtaking.

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