What has our heroine been doing with all this time, you might ask. She surely is well on her way to being published. Her masterful prose and literary prowess have surely vaulted her to the top of the Random House to-do list.
So where is she truly?
She is still at her computer.
I have once again set out to edit my great novel. I only have about fifty pages to go, but I'm already considering editing it again after this. I might be a perfectionist. I'll get back to you when I'm positive.
However, I am trying to swear to myself that once I have this edit done I will definitely start making steps towards finding a publisher for my life's work. After all, I have a six year plan.
Here it is.
Within this year I will mail in my manuscript to Random House, who will then give me a six figure advance and promise me a percentage of the profits. After about a year of my novel's wild popularity has past, Newline Cinemas will come crawling to my doorstep, begging me to sell them the rights so they can make a blockbuster hit out of it. I will agree, but I must have a controlling opinion in casting and screenplay. I will also get a percentage of those profits. By the time I graduate college I will be comfortably coasting on my early years of fame and fortune. Then I am buying myself this: http://search.knightfrank.com/gwr090132
I will then be the proud owner of an estate and stud farm. I will invite my younger sister, who is very much in love with horses, to come and live with me and will exist in great contentment as I leisurely write my next twenty bestsellers.
I'll invite anyone who asks to stay a fortnight with me in my beautiful home.
...And that's the Written Word.