Thursday, January 27, 2011

Delusional Me

Listen, I have given up on this writing thing so many times, it's not even funny. But I always come back to it. It's like the minute I throw up my hands and turn on the mind gets going again. What about this story? And pretty soon my fingers are typing again. I'm an addict!

I'll let you in on a little secret: At the beginning of December, when I went away on my business trip, I used that time to distance myself from writing. Sure, I had some queries out there, and a full request, but I was trying to picture myself doing something else.

But on the third day of my trip...I took out the little notepad the hotel gives you and wrote a little scene. Just like that. I couldn't stay away!

And when I got home...I had a very special e-mail waiting for me about that full manuscript request. The entire experience was very strange, very surreal. And no matter what happens down the road, I don't think I can stop writing. I write a little each day in the evenings or whenever so it's not like I'm a mad woman scribbling away into all hours of the night. It fits into my day now. It's part of my routine!

I may not be the best writer. But I try to improve everyday. I try to read a ton of different things. I would love for writing to be my career one day. Frankly, if there was something I felt more passionate about than writing, I would choose that for my career (although I am close, I get to work with books).

Well, anyway. I used Query Tracker during my query process and I did a little interview about finding my agent! I love reading their success stories so I wanted to do one when they asked. So cool. I guess my point of this post is...Don't Give Up. No matter what happens in the future, I don't think I will. And I don't care if that makes me sound pathetic or delusional or whatever. Because I want to be a published writer. There. What do they say about the first step?

I'm going after it. So sue me!

A Little Interview


  1. This is so true. It can be a lot to deal with, rejection after rejection, but it's something you have to come to terms with in order to be a writer. Even if my book goes on submission and isn't picked up by any publishers, I'll just write another one and (hopefully) learn from my mistakes.

    You're not delusional or pathetic...I think you're attitude is pretty awesome.

  2. I am right there with you!lol So glad you never really gave up.

  3. Congrats on finding an agent! I think your attitude is great. Persistence is definitely necessary when you're trying to get published, and that's what separates the authors from the wannabes!

  4. That is awesome! So glad you never gave up! Especially when I get my hands on your book one of these days too!