|INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT |
So, today is my first day joining the insecure writers support group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. If you haven't visited his blog, please check it out, he's amazing! If you'd like to know more about IWSP, please click the link under the pic.
Anyway, apparently this is the place I come to express any fears or doubts. Strange, because it's been a very high and low month, so I should have some doubts. Lets see...I made it through to the finals round on GUTGAA Agent Pitch. Three agents voted me though and I was super excited, but then I didn't get a single vote/request from my pitch. Very disappointing.
Then, EVERYONE who follows my blog knows I've been in the Kiss/Kiss Off contest for about a month or so. It ends today. The last I looked at the poll, I was in second place, but I'm being beaten by over one-hundred votes. Ouch. Painful! But hey--congratulations to the girl who won, right? :) She had a good story.
I also sent out three queries (I decided I needed to revise before sending out more) and got three form rejections.
And, sadly--get ready to get your tissues out--my poor pony from PonyFest12 is getting NO votes. Sniff. This was definitely the most heartbreaking thing that has happened to me recently. Please click HERE and vote if you like her. :)
BUT, in the meantime, I was lucky enough to win a fifty-page critique from RuthAnne at And Then She was Like blah blah blah. She pointed out some stuff that was really lacking in my manuscript and now I know exactly how to fix it. I was thinking for awhile that I was just being too chicken to really query (sending out three doesn't count too much haha) but I think, in my heart, I knew the book wasn't completely done. So, it's revision time again, but that's okay by me because I want my book to be the best it can be. At the same time, I met Stacy Stokes (Thinking to Inking) through Write On and she ended up being an awesome beta reader. She wrote an amazing book so it was no problem at all to beta for her!
Also, most of you already know that this month my critique partner, Karen Denise at I Am Always Write, also got signed by Sheldon Fogleman Literary agency, so that was AWESOME news!!
I also met some really amazing people this month through my blog, so that's been awesome. Right now, I'm participating in two contests, the Small Press Pitch (I have two votes, fingers crossed that I get another). Deana Barnhart is amazing!! I can't believe how much work she put into GUTGAA!! I'm so grateful I found her blog. :)
I'm also a finalist in the Ghostly Blog hop for my short story, Beyond. Voting is closed, but it you want to check it out it's HERE.
So, all in all, it's been a lot of ups and downs this month--but I'm cool with that. I am not currently feeling insecure. I said to my husband the other day that I've decided the more rejections I get and the harder I have to work, the cooler my story will be when I finally succeed. And that's my new motto.
Thanks for checking out my post. Before I go I also have been wanting to participate in WWW Wednesdays. To play you just have to answer three questions:
How about you guys? How is your month as a writer going? What are you reading this Wed?