(This is my way of saying HELLO!)
My name is June, though most of my Fictionpress readers know me as J.E.Wyatt—and don’t ask me what the “E” in that pseudonym stands for. I don’t know either. But I do know that it makes my pen name look more professional. As you might have noticed through my introduction, I am a very cheerful person, but strangely enough I only write Regency Noire (a term coined by Stephanie Laurens for darker historical romances).
I’m a student at the University of Toronto who lives with her sister, cousin, and a German Shepherd named after Mr. Rochester’s dog, Pilot, in Jane Eyre. Study, study, study, study is what I do most of my time. But in between—like during subway rides, or during the early hours of the morning—I work on my current project titled THE RUNAWAY COURTESAN. I spent two years working on it, and that isn’t too long (considering it took Goethe 60 years to write Faust!). A year was spent on the first draft and another year was spent revising it. I think I put it through ten to thirteen revisions.
I planned to hold onto this manuscript for another year or two or three until I could perfect it. But I’ve reached a point where I just need to let go of this story. I’ll always think it can get better. So I decided to start QUERYING! I have about 50 agents I plan on querying to on November 20th. The list is bound to grow longer. Anyway, keep your fingers crossed for me! Whatever I go through in this next step, I’ll be sure to share it with everyone here on LTWF.
Currently Reading: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov