Every time I look at the upcoming January YA releases, I get a little sad. As some of you know, I've been working on a novel about Elisabeth Bathory since about 2010. Over the summer of 2018, I put forth a real effort to try to finish it, didn't quite get there, and then wrote … Continue reading when your idea was someone else’s, part 2
progress check 2
It's been a little while since my last progress check, so let's see where I'm at with those 2019 goals!
crunching the numbers
I've gotten back into the swing of submitting recently, and my experiences now have felt a little different than back when I tried for a year of 100 rejections. So I decided to look at the numbers to see - are things different?
I have accomplished a lot already this year. Unfortunately, none of the progress lies in completed projects.
different types of rejection ranked
Rejection is something every writer needs to face, but some rejections are better than others.
Well, I'm settled into my new place now and I've finally become more motivated to write and to work on my New Year's goal of submitting to 50 agents. I think I will surpass even my 2010 extreme of 77 queries (although my goal that year was 100 rejections). So I'm up to 30 queries … Continue reading query counter
keep on truckin’
So, a round-up of my publishing efforts thus far: 26 submissions sent, only 12 actual rejections. The rest have yet to respond (and some of them probably never will). I am on track as far as sending out submissions to get my 100 rejections, but lagging behind in getting the actual rejections! I am trying … Continue reading keep on truckin’
wash. rinse. repeat.
It's back to square one. Nothing panned out, unless you count my growing number of rejections. So it's back to querying, and writing of course. Still working on Hitchhikers, although I may take another stab at Blood Countess if I can't get past the weird place I left my Hitchhikers narrator in last night...
wallpaper… and not wallpaper
Ten rejections into my New Year's Resolution and an agent asked to see the full manuscript! I had only just started wallpapering with my rejections. I am not deluded; I know that I may yet be rejected again, and this one might hurt more. But at least I know my query letter isn't a total … Continue reading wallpaper… and not wallpaper
first rejection of the new year!
I'm not sure why I'm excited about this. But I am. The first rejection of the 100 I have resolved to receive this year. It means I can turn around and resubmit immediately. It means I'm actively trying to attain my goal of getting published. So I'm a little teensy bit excited. I even printed … Continue reading first rejection of the new year!