Friday, December 19, 2014
Deja Vu Blogfest!
Hi all! So today I'm participating in DL Hammons' Deja vu Blogfest, The Day of The Do Over.
I love that title, because who doesn't have at least one blog post that they'd like to keep blasting into the universe repeatedly?
Today I'm actually going to offer up two, and here's why:
As writers, we experience so many ups and downs. The agony of the query trenches, the frustration of agents not "connecting" with your work, the long hours of revisions, the manic joy of finally hearing that someone believes in your story enough to represent it, the silent hell of being on submission, the sting of editor rejections, the sheer and utter elation of finding out your novel is going to be a real, tangible book.
The list goes on, but since I've yet to experience the rest of it, I thought I'd give people the option of
A) Commiserating over the frustration of querying and trying to find an agent with this post:
Fact Or Fiction: Querying is the Best Way to Get an Agent's Attention
or B) Proving how things can turn around when you absolutely positively least expect by re-sharing the story of how my debut, LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE, found its home at Simon Pulse:
You Never Know. No, Really, You Don't: My Pub Story