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Things just got a tad scary.
  • KramerKramer
    Well.

    I've done it, I've clicked on the button and booked a slot to have my story (still a WIP) critiqued/reviewed/trashed by an agent at the forthcoming Bradford Literary Festival.

    It's not until early July so I have time to write more. And fret. And panic. And worry. And fret some more.

    Although.....first chapter needs to be emailed by late June.

    Aah. The pressure.

    But, in the meantime, I'm off to buy some slug pellets.

    (Makes mental note....when famous writer, be sure to employ someone in the "slug pellet organiser" role)
  • Well done, Kramer.

    You'll be fine…
  • LizLiz
    Make sure they are animal friendly slug pellets - thrushes and hedgehogs are dying.
  • LizLiz
    And, good luck!
  • CarolCarol
    Well done.

    This will always seem scarier than it actually is.
  • LizyLizy
    Well done Kramer.
    This is something I have pondered doing when there's an opportunity closer to home. Finding an unbiased opinion must be worth the outlay in cash and stress.
  • Best of luck, Kramer!

    Knock 'em dead...but not with the slug pellets.
  • Tiny NellTiny Nell
    I hope you remembered to make a border of Cadbury's buttons around the edges. That should do the trick.

    Good luck! %%-
  • Well done! I've done this before at Winchester. It's so useful.
  • Mrs Bear
    Well done, Kramer. Do not confuse the book-showing and the slug-pellet-strewing. Agents are so picky about that sort of thing.
  • I've just read in a magazine in the hospital waiting room that to deter slugs one should put sliced cucumber on tin foil around one's plants!
  • Really? How does that work? i know they get electric shocks from copper.
  • Your guess is as good as mine. Or possibly better!
  • Experimenting with fine grit round my seedlings. Slugs don't seem keen.

    What was the thread about? Oh yeah. I'm sure the agent will be positively constructive and you can build up good karma by gently deterring your slugs.
  • Slugs have such thick slime from glands under their mouth which dribbles it out for them to slide over they should be fine even over knives, so i'm not convinced about stones, but grit, but I can imagine it would stick to their undersides and make it difficult to slide.
  • KramerKramer
    Thank you all for your kind and supportive words.

    I know that the chances of 'owt coming from the meeting are slim but I am keen to see what a professional agent things of my work. For good or bad, and comments received will be invaluable.

    I am lucky enough that an experienced and published author, whom I am delighted to call a friend, had kindly offered to take a look at my WIP and edit it for me. My first chapter has already been polished by the edits suggested.

    ***On a slug note: I searched my local high street for "animal friendly" slug pellets - we have two dogs - and acquired said "animal friendly" deterrent. My plant pots and baskets are now covered in a layer of what I assume is cat litter.***
  • Lol. I love you for this, Kramer. And hope your manuscript gets fulsome praise.
  • KramerKramer
    Liz said:

    Lol. I love you for this, Kramer. And hope your manuscript gets fulsome praise.




    Did I mention my manuscript is a tale about a hard drinking, womanising slug with a penchant for French Fancies.......?
  • LizyLizy
    I met him once, Kramer!
  • Kramer said:


    Did I mention my manuscript is a tale about a hard drinking, womanising slug with a penchant for French Fancies.......?



    Sounds like you are indulging him well, at least, even if he has questionable taste. But how tricky is it to portray a hermaphrodites coupling with French Fancies?
  • C2
    where there's will, there's a way :)

    All the very best, Kramer.