By Jennifer Pickup

Unbound's first first-time novelist - her pitch is almost a movie in itself...

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Tomorrow, I'm being emailed the edited manuscript of Unbelievable by the Unbound editor, Isobel. I am so excited! I can't wait to see it but I am also nervous - I've never been through this process before, being a first time author. I have now got to switch, as it were, from being the writer to being the reader, and approach my book with the eyes of a reader. I was reading an article the other day in the Telegraph which said something quite profound about being published from the perspective of a writer - (and I'm paraphrasing here) - that, once you've put the finished book 'out there', it no longer belongs to you - it belongs to the readers. This is the first step in the process of handing it over to you, then, folks!

I've not been very well over the last few weeks, so this news has really lifted me. Definitely a very welcome sighting of a lamp post.

J x

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