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 …

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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 …

Busy busy me

I have been crazy busy lately. I went on vacation with my family, taking my wife and daughter to the sandy cold beaches of Myrtle Beach.  It was good times.  And then I finally finalized the re-write on my book. I'm well aware I have to do more re-writing, as I don't expect it to …

Fatherhood

I've been a father for over a year and a half now, and I'm amazed by how much I love it more and more each day.  Of course, part of that is due to my ever-growing love of my daughter, but right now I'm purely talking about my love of fatherhood itself. If you had …

Spring

Spring has always been my favorite time of year.  The coldness of winter begins to melt away, and the snow gives way to the green grass (and tons of trash that people have hidden in it over the 6 months since it started).  The birds are chirping in the air, and getting it on quite …