Isn’t it wonderful that I’m back in the querying process so I have no end of material for you all?! Last week, I came down from the high of the Saturday night full manuscript request rather quickly. I got one form rejection Thursday night, and another Friday morning. And as I munched on my second […]
Last week was kinda rough. Sometimes I feel like I only post on here as Little Miss Sunshine. Especially since I’ve had relative success with my writing in the past couple years (in terms of publication, not in terms of financial success, LOL don’t make me laugh) I’ve wondered if I’m still contending with the […]
So, last week I tried something I’d never tried before. I have a manuscript that has slowly swollen from a collection of short stories to a “composite novella” to a novel of intertwining perspectives. Back when it was still novella-sized, I contacted a literary agent who had liked my work before, to ask her if […]
I probably shouldn’t admit this in public, but here goes: I am the worst-read fiction writer you have ever met. In my defense, it’s not because I’m lazy or don’t enjoy fiction. It’s the opposite: I enjoy fiction too much. I get sucked into the world of the novel; I can’t put it down, and […]
Is the cost of letting ourselves hope really that much worse than the cost of preventing the disappointment?