If you follow my blog (and if you’re reading this, you probably do ), you may have noticed a distinct lack of posts since May. I had a terrible case of realifitis. I blogged recently about the need for real life and writing life balance over at the From the Write Angle blog and it was largely inspired by my own struggle.
I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter over the last few weeks from other writers about giving up. Querying is hard. All that rejection takes a serious mental toll. Sometimes you get to a point where you have to ask yourself: “Is it worth it?” Some people may answer with a Hell No, and give up or self-publish* instead. Others may say Hell Yes, and continue slogging through Queryland trying out every rollercoaster ride and doing their damnedest not to puke their brains out on the ones that go upside down. I think they’re asking the wrong question.
After spending the last two years writing, I am officially declaring 2011 The Year of Revision. I will, of course, finish writing my two WIPs (CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE CYBORG and THE DEVIL IN THE DRAWING ROOM), but I do not intend to start any other new projects until I’ve thoroughly revised all of my […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s November and that means it’s time to sharpen your pencils, break out a new batch of pens, and clean the crumbs off your keyboard for National Novel Writing Month! Even if you’re not participating, you may recognize the signs. Do you know someone who: has abnormally […]