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About February 17, 2010

I’ve written two novels, Debris, a commercial fiction, and Life as a Teenage Mutant, a gritty coming of age story. I’m actively seeking agent representation for both. Oddly, it’s not as easy as one might think. This is a tough business.

Although I’ve written short stories and magazine articles that have been published or awarded, I won’t feel satisfied until I have my novels in print. Self-publishing won’t do for me I’m afraid. I want an agent and a publisher and I want them to want me. It might be ego or vanity. The need to be accepted could be a deep-seeded issue created from something I’m sure my therapist would say was rooted in childhood. Regardless of my reasons why, the need is as real as the fingers that type the story out on the keyboard. It doesn’t come without hard work though, and writing the story is just the very beginning of the journey. I’ve created the blog to keep you posted on my path to becoming a first-time novelist. I’ve also included some odd-ball things about my family and my life out here in the boonies.

Thanks for checking in and for reading. It’s great to have you here. It is also great to have the pressure of knowing you are out there…waiting. Like a stalker…like a crazed fan.

Yes – I will make a great “famous person”. I am narcissistic and delusional!

Thanks for keeping me moving towards the light regardless of my fear of rejection!

Noelle Bickle

 “Life as a Teenage Mutant” or “Beautiful Mess” (title pending) is a gritty coming of age story set in the eighties. Yes – there will indeed be bad hairstyles and cherry-bombs.

“Debris” is the dissection of a family. A contemporary fiction told in multiple narrative, it surrounds the secrets of the four family members lives that are tangled in abuse and addiction.

 

18 Responses to “About”

  1. Dad Says:

    First novel I’ve ever taken the time to read a chapter from. I am extremely impressed. Great work girl…congrats

    • Thanks Dad. I take that as a big compliment from you – as I know sitting to read a novel is not normally a big thrill for you. Maybe the next one will have to be about diving to entice you to keep in my fan club!

  2. #1 Daughter Says:

    Even though you have been talking to me about your book and characters for awile, this is the first time they seem ‘real’ to me. Just reading your ‘About’ makes me excited to read the WHOLE story, very proud of you mom!

  3. Diane Says:

    Noelle:

    I cannot wait to read your novel!! Let us know when the book signing is. This is just the beginning. Congratulations!!! Love D

  4. Harry Says:

    Very Good work Noelle! Maybe I will be a fan from afar ;o)
    Keep up the good work and good luck to you in all your future endeavours!

  5. Debi Grant Says:

    Very interesting and relective. Look forward to reading more.
    Congrats Noelle!!

  6. Jenna Says:

    Great job Noelle.. I can’t wait to read more, you have left me hanging !!!
    Keep up the good work !
    Jenna/ Emily

  7. Laurie Ward Says:

    Hi Noelle:

    WOW! You are very good girl…nice work! Keep it up and keep pushing the publishers’, this a great start to an exciting career. Trust me, I used to peruse manuscripts for mass-market publishers’ and what you have prepared, is exactly what they need to see…you will have no troubles getting published…Harry sent me the link…I want to know how it ends!

    Congratulations!

    • Tracey Says:

      Hi great book congratulations i think i will read it again an yes i love reading loll you wouldn’t think so from school.Looking forward to your next book
      Tracey Henderson

  8. WOW! You are very good girl…nice work! Keep it up and keep pushing the publishers’, this a great start to an exciting career. Trust me, I used to peruse manuscripts for mass-market publishers’ and what you have prepared, is exactly what they need to see…you will have no troubles getting published…Harry sent me the link…I want to know how it ends!
    +1

    • Thanks so much! Building a platform is new for me, and between the blog and a facebook group I have going on, it another part of the writing process that can be distracting from the actual writing! I am having fun though, and still crossing my fingers that my hard work will pay off!

  9. Bill Swan Says:

    Finding the agent: tell me about it.

    Bill

    • Hi Bill – how wonderful that we have come full circle, and I have you in my writing life again! Very cool.

      Yes – the whole business side of this passion is nerve wracking. I’ll cross my fingers for your success if you cross your for mine.

      PS – thanks for the edit tip – done!

  10. Hey Noelle, do me a favour and head over to my blog…specifically, http://tobinelliott.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  11. […] was an exciting one for me. I got to stand up twice and get applause! The first time was when Noelle Bickle thanked myself, and Dale Long (Tobin Elliott was absent) for facilitating the online book […]


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