The novella went out on Friday, so no Steph Iâ€™m not finishing it up. Feel free to send Jake though, I could use the help packing.
Michelle I know. I have a big mouth, huh?
Thank you everyone for the ass-kickings but Iâ€™m tired.
In the last 21 months Iâ€™ve started 9 manuscripts (two of which I only have 25 pages of).
Finished four (including one novella)
Pitched to an editor
Hunted for agents
Racked up nearly 100 rejections
Hired an Agent and then fired an agent.
And yes, placed in about 6 contest (out of 40 which arenâ€™t very good odds).
Iâ€™m tired in ways I canâ€™t even describe, and I have absolutely no desire to write right now, nor hunt for a new agent 😡 . So for the time being, Iâ€™m going to focus on getting Dreamweaverâ€™s website built and get the store room cleaned out before my boss comes back.
Sharks smarks….bring on the wolves!
Sorry I had to do it.
What’s next….truck tits?
Sylvia’s guest blogger posted about well-meaning family members who think we should write real books. This is something we all do or will face. It’s a given. Either family or a good friend will open their big mouth.
I made the decission when I sold to Black Lace I wasn’t going to keep quiet. But I wasn’t going to sing it from the roof-tops either. If someone asks, if the opertunity is there, fine I’ll tell them, but otherwise, it’s no one’s business. I did tell my dad and step-mom (by email 🙄 ) and got a phone call. They were just happy I’d sold something, and while they’re religious they’re not Nazi’s about it. I even sent them the cover 😀 . But I know someone in my family, will at some point, say SOMETHING. And I’m ready.
Are you? What do you say? How will or have you handled it?
My take is: Writing is hard work, no matter what genre you choose to write in, and it deserves a certain amout of respect even if you don’t agree with what I write. So if you can’t say something nice STFU.
Okay I wont say STFU to my relatives, how’s that? LOL