The way a lot of folks do. I wrote a lot, submitted a lot, went to workshops and conferences, entered contests, found some awesome critique partners and kept at it. Most of important of all of that is the writing a lot. It takes a while for most writers to find their niche and learn to write a novel (novels are long…and hard to write!). I met my agent, Miriam Kriss, at a Romance Writers of Australia conference. She actually requested my work through a cold read session she did there. I also submitted to other agents for both that book (and had done so earlier for my romances) but ultimately went with Miriam. She then took on the fun part of selling my books (for which I am very, very grateful). These days I do a mix of indie and traditional publishing.
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