This past year I finished writing a novel. Back when I was working on the first draft, a fox somehow got into the second chapter. I hadn’t planned it. He appeared for only a few fleeting paragraphs before darting off.
I wasn’t sure why he was in the story, but I decided to keep him. And I ended up writing him another appearance in the final act.
Fast forward many months later and many drafts later. I was debating whether I wanted to eventually self publish the novel or first try to get it traditionally published. But was it even ready to send out to literary agents?[Read more…]