“Into the Labyrinth” is Remi Black’s story of her passage to publication. She offers it as advice for new writers just beginning their journey.
I have written stories all my life. I enjoy opening the great door into the unknown of story, each step lighting a path that once was only darkness.
Writers pick up bits of string, tie them together, wind them into a great ball, and
then enter the labyrinth of story, hoping to defeat the monster before it eats them.
Several, several years ago, after I had written a few manuscripts, growing as a writer with each one, I penned Dream a Deadly Dream.
I thought Dream/Deadly would be my break-out novel. I said to myself, “Here’s a story with intriguing characters and a twisty plot and a catchy title. This is the book. This is the first book that will be published by the official big publishing houses.”
I sent out the original manuscript with great hopes.
And it bounced back, usually with a “nice” rejection letter attached.