Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rejections!!!!

This week I've received TWO rejections!
I'm so excited by this because it  means that there are two agents who actually looked at my query. Maybe most agents don't have the time enough to even send out a stock rejection email, but I have to say: I am grateful for these two agents who took the time to send some kind of notification.

Despite the disappointment that a rejection letter brings, I'm happy to know that someone has at least read my queries. I'm also motivated to keep researching until I find the right representation for me and my writing projects. Now, it's time to buckle down and work on my goals. I don't want to make things so challenging that I feel overwhelmed and give up, so I kept them simple:

1. Research and submit a query to one agent each week.
2. Write three new scenes each week.
3. Write at least one blog post each week (That's right, I'm about to throw more of my words out on the internet).

Write on!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Back on the Wagon

I've finally faced the cold hard truth that life is not going to slow down, which means I've got to kick it in gear and work on my projects despite the intense fire season I know will surely come in the next couple of months.

I took a short trip into the Coastal Redwoods in California to have some relaxation before the fire calls roll in, and I visited one of my favorite bookstores nearby on my way. Needless to say, I came out with something like 8 books.

All this reading has gotten me in the writing mode, so I'm getting back on the wagon and working on some of my many writing projects.

#1 on my list is my LGBT Mississipi novel: The Life Death of Breckford Brown.
#2  is my non-fiction piece (maybe it will be a narrative memoir) about firefighting, hiking the AT, and other life adventures.
#3  will be my middle grade Wildfire Mystery, which I doubt I will work on too much until I get more done on the first two.
#4 is editing and re-writing my novel Dare Devil (also on the back burner because it needs a lot of work!)

I work best with my pen and paper and I do not have consistent access to internet or cell phone service, so I may still be a bit unplugged, but at least I'm writing.

Leave a comment and let me know what you've got on your writing to-do lists.

Write on!