Documenting

So, in the continuation of my documentation of the life of an aspiring writer. . . I give you the doldrums. I can't officially call this time the doldrums, since I'm still receiving responses on almost a daily basis.  But it feels like there is no movement going on.  That's really dumb, too, because just …

Emotions

So, I realize that I've come off a bit whiney lately about the whole book-selling process.  It's dumb, I know.  It hasn't even been a month since I've started looking for representation, and I've got one agent interested enough to read my full manuscript, so why should I be so whiney about it. The truth …

Exhaustion

Turns out I was right.  I finished the first draft on the young adult version of my novel earlier this week, and was incredibly happy with it.  Today, in fact, I finished the second rewrite of my novel in 10 days for the purposes of making it into a young adult book. Part of the …

revamp

Life has been busy lately.  So, although I've been doing a lot of thinking about my manuscript, I've been relegated to putting it on the back burner a bit these past few days. As of tomorrow it will have been 2 weeks since I started sending out query letters.  That's a relatively small amount of …

The Waiting. . .

I had a difficult time sleeping last night, probably due to the intense anxiety I've been feeling regarding whether anyone will actually think my book is in any way worthwhile. It's a crazy thing creating something.   It's very difficult to create something just to create it.  You want approval that what you've created is good.  …

Flyin’ High

So, not quite 2 hours after I wrote my previous post, basically begging anyone to take an interest. . . not a strong moment. . . I received a request for some pages from one of the agencies I queried. Sure, she'll probably pass once she reads my first sentence or two, but it does …

Querying

So, I know that I'm not an agent's wet dream by any means.  I've written a sci-fi super-hero NOVEL.  Not a comic book or graphic novel.  Just words on a page. And it's not exactly focused on the young adult market (which it probably should be).  It's not dystopia.  It doesn't have vampires or zombies. I also …