Last month, I said I would be attending Faber Academy's Getting Published workshop in Melbourne led by Allen & Unwin's group publishing director, Sue Hines. It was a fabulous opportunity to hear insights from someone with over 30 years' experience in the industry. Sue's warm and open personality really broke down the barriers between writer and publisher. The relationship between both is that of professionals with each side expected to live up to their ends of the bargain. As to the big question of whether to write a novel, the only way you can know is by doing just that. A chapter or two may be wonderfully written, but the question is whether you can sustain interest for the length of a book - fingers crossed that is possible! If you're a budding Australian writer, I would highly recommend this course.
Have you written a full length manuscript before?
If so, have you moved on to 'Novel number 2'?
What did you do differently second time around?