What tasks have I completed recently so as to bring my novel into publication?
I'll keep this brief:
I have finished my second draft of the novel, Noah's ark
I had beta readers look over the first couple of chapters, and have now had them peruse the full novel
I created a stock pitch email/cover letter for submissions
I underwent a course at the renowned Australian Writers' Centre (AWC) specifically around pitching your novel
I finalised a one page synopsis of my novel
I have partially submitted (synopsis and three chapters) to four literary agencies in hope of success
There is a two to four week turnaround with these partial submissions
The next step is, if they like my pitch and idea, they will ask for the full manuscript
So now I wait.