My motto is -- all bad novels are unfinished good ones.
Particularly interested in Roman and ancient history. I'm currently writing a novel set in the 2nd century BC that is supposed to be a bit of a satire on the state of the modern world. The Roman Republican era was supposedly the last time before now, when half the Western world's wealth was in the hands of a few dozen people. I only hope I'm clever enough to pull it off.
I appreciate honest, straight-forward feedback. I take this whole process very seriously. The reader is my king, and I will respond to all and any suggestions positively.
If Roman history bores you, I'm really hoping to bring it to life and change your mind. I might fail, and I won't judge you for telling me! As Mr Brooke famously said in Middlemarch:
“I overdid it at one time”—Mr. Brooke still held Dorothea’s hand, but had turned his face to Mr. Casaubon—“ about topography, ruins, temples— I thought I had a clue, but I saw it would carry me too far, and nothing might come of it. You may go any length in that sort of thing, and nothing may come of it, you know.”