About The Elementary Circle

February 2011

Welcome to The Elementary Circle …

As for what exactly the ‘real’ Elementary Circle is … well I’ll leave that question hanging for a little while …

Because, right now the most important part of that sentence is WELCOME!

For some time now, I’ve debated writing a blog.  As a ‘new writer’ I didn’t feel qualified enough to share my auto-biographical words with the world.  I felt that people would only want to hear about my life and opinions, AFTER the fictional side of my life had made it into print.

And then I realised maybe that’s the point of a blog.  Not only could it serve as an historic record of the (hopeful) developments of my career … from unsigned writer, to bonafide author … but it might also assist me in that development.

And so I have created The Elementary Circle.  One Elementary Circle already exists within the context of my first novel.  However, seeing as that novel isn’t yet in print … and technically, as of this moment, THIS Elementary Circle IS … perhaps this blog somehow begins the first Elementary Circle!

Whether it’s the first or the second EC, I hope that this blog serves as a forum for debate and development, with the input of other writers, readers and others involved in the publishing world helping me in that journey from ‘writer’ to ‘author’

As a result, I have divided the blog into two parts – athe autobiographical section, documenting my life as an as-yet unsigned author, and then various synopses and sections of my fictional writing for you to sample.

Thanks in advance, for your time and your enthusiasm,

C-C Lester

19 responses to “About The Elementary Circle

  1. Hi C-C,
    Sometimes live is quite simple. Since your blog is a form of print, you’re a writer and (I believe) an author.

    And about that blog of yours: I believe it’s a first and big step to being what you call a ‘real’ author. Nice design, nice colours, interesting topics.

    And don’t worry. You have a pleasurable, sparkling style of writing. So go on with this blog! It’s nice to read and sooner of later a publisher will recognise your talent.

  2. Meredith Jaeger

    Hi CC! I also debated starting a blog as an unsigned writer who does not yet have her words in print. But it’s good to start early, and I’m glad I did it ( even though the only people who read it are my friends and my mom). Congratulations on being freshly pressed today! I read your post about the struggle of securing an agent. I’m glad you have the right person behind you now- someone who believes in your work. I can’t imagine doing so much revision and then having the agent tell me she no longer believed in the book! =( I am still in the submission process and I hope that I too will find the right person! Good luck with your journey and getting a book deal. I envy that you continue to travel so much…I also had an addiction to setting foot on foreign soil, but I’ve been rooted at home in California for the past 3 years. sighhhhh I need to find a new way to fund my adventures!

    • Add me to that list of readers, promise to check it out soon!
      To be honest, I’m such a stubborn person, that ‘Agent S’ ‘s flippant change of heart simply gave me all the more reason to make my next book amazing, and I think The Dream Navigator came a lot more easily, and powerfully, to me as a result. Lucy is amazing and I feel so privileged to have found an agent who I think of as a friend. She was one of the first people to read my blog post, and her reply was an adorable ‘thank you, thank you, thank you!’
      Best of luck with the submissions, and thanks again for the comments on Flicker
      C-C xxx

  3. I’m enjoying your blog. Good luck with finding a publisher for your first novel. I look forward to reading it.

  4. Hello CC,
    I related to so much of what you said in your “Am I an author yet?” post. I got an agent quickly, and she ended up letting me down in the end too. Once again I’m searching for representation. With 3 as-yet-unpublished novels completed, I claim the title “aspiring author.” We shouldn’t have to wait for someone else to validate our work before we feel legitimate. Best wishes.

  5. you’re doing a good job, i like everything I’ve read so far! I’ll stay tuned !
    take care and good luck for the rest.

  6. C-C,
    I came across your blog while randomly searching the tags for people writing about writing. I am new to the blogosphere as well but have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. I’ve been inspired by people I’ve met here to pursue writing a novel as well and I’m thinking of adding “begin my first novel” to my list of 30 things to do before I turn 30. That’s the current theme of my blog, which I hope you’ll check out when you get a chance, and I hope to one day take this passion of writing and turn it into more. Keep up the good work!
    Jim

  7. Ciao! Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading [and…gasp] commenting. I appreciate it.

  8. Hi! I just came across your blog, and I must say that I like what I see so far. It seems to me that you make some really relevant observations and do it in an engaging way. I’ll be taking a closer look. 🙂

  9. Hello! The blog looks great, and you’ve got some great, thoughtful posts up. Looking forward to looking through the rest!

  10. Your blog looks great! I’m happy that you didn’t let losing your parents bring you down. Cancer sucks! I’ve lost both grandmothers to cancer and my mom was diagnosed when my son was 1 month old. I’m looking forward to reading your novels once they are published!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah Evans

    • Thanks so much for the praise and support Sarah 🙂 and thank you for taking the time to check out the blog and comment 🙂 Fingers crossed one day my stories won’t just be available on the internet!
      C-C xxx

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