It might have been a better idea to have joined the British Science Fiction Association rather earlier in my sci-fi novel odyssey, but I didn’t know about the writing groups when I started. I only discovered them in about June when I was casting about for a possible review, and found the BSFA Review quarterly.
My pitch to the Review has languished, eliciting no interest from the review panel, but I have managed to become a member, after a six week wait, of the new Orbit-14 (novel) writing group. The groups are quite small, deliberately, so that would-be science fiction and fantasy writers can pursue their interest in an accessible milieu.
I’m hoping to gain a better ‘pitch approach’ or enhance my own writing capacity, whether or not I decide to pursue any further sci-fi adventures. Just now I’m feeling like I’ve achieved the goals I set out with, at the beginning of this odyssey (circa mid-2019) and have basically put my little trilogy to bed. But perhaps I can exert a kind of creative discipline again and refresh my approach, particularly with the last volume, my dear Daughters in Eden, so that it’s a new, stand-alone volume that might pique the interest of agents or publishers down the road.
We shall see what transpires from our enthusiastic group.