My entire professional career has involved writing, but little of it has seen the light of day and none under my name because it was produced for the government. After my former agency sent me to complete a professional Master's degree, I realized that I could find the discipline to write a longer piece, and I finished the first draft of my first novel within a few months.
My writing to date (a novel and its sequel) have been steeped in the town where I grew up and the music that we listened to at that time. The first novel has been submitted unsuccessfully to several agents, so I am hoping to benefit from the experience of Guild colleagues on how to improve my submission process. I am also now developing a project that I hope will be more suitable for self-publication.