Tornado wrote:You're lucky to have an agent, alphanubilus. Getting one is not an easy thing! All the best with your novel!
Yes, I'll have to try elsewhere if this effort doesn't come good. The trouble is, there's so much of this romantic/fantasy stuff in the market at the moment. Mine probably isn't unique enough to receive much consideration. I don't know where else to try. I might just have to shelve it.
Tornado, I'll give you the same advice that I give my other writer friends. Don't compare your stuff to other pepole's and don't worry what is or is not on the market. Just do what you got to do to get it out there. As for finding publishers, or even agents... Barns and Noble as well as numerous other bookstores have Literary Guides that list agents as well as publishers that are accepting new talent. I recommend these guides as they state who is accepting what, as well as give you some good tips and what to do and what not to do. There are also several websites to glean through, especially when hunting for agents and publishers who aren't "predators".
Harper Collins has developed a new site to try out...
It's free. I have an account, but I haven't actually used their services beyond reading a few of their entries. This might help.
In the end, thinking about other people's works, will just get you discouraged. You're always going to think somebody's work is better than yours, but it isn't for you to decide that... It is your readers.