If your Nanowrimo novel this year is crime, independent publisher Salt has come up with a juicy challenge. It’s an interesting read, a ‘some will, some won’t’ write a novel in a month blogpost, discussing matters of editing and whether it’s possible to write a book in a month.
But here’s the interesting bit: Salt editor, Linda Bennett, says she’s actively looking for new crime authors to publish next year and she issues a challenge – an opportunity.
Here’s the ‘challenge’ in full:
Inspired by NaNoWriMo, I now wish to announce a challenge to all would-be Salt crime authors. If you’re interested in the idea, start preparing the outline of your novel today and complete it by the end of this weekend. Write 1,000 words a day, revising each day’s writing the following day before you start on your next 1,000 words, and so on, until (on November 28th) you have written 25,000 words. Spend the next two days revising all you have written again, and prepare a synopsis of the whole novel. Send it all to me by 3rd December at the latest. I promise to read both the synopsis and your first 25,000 words and give you some feedback. If I like what you have written, I shall invite you to complete the book and offer you a first refusal from Salt.
A professional read with FEEDBACK is a very generous offer, and further motivation to put in the time and effort this month to complete the 25k + synopsis required. Here’s a link to the full post on SaltED: