Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Bitter Taste of Rejection

After receiving three rejections and two automatic rejection responses, I’d say were on a roll lol. We started our querying around the 20th of June and here it is a month later and we are still swallowing small bits of rejection. Why can’t literary agents respond in a timely fashion? Because you know, that they hold all of their clients accountable and on a schedule.

I understand that everyone believes that they are the next J.K. Rowling, but realistically, even though we are sending in unsolicited query letters it could be the next big thing.

My reapers book is coming along well, I’ve made a vigorous goal to complete 4-8 pages daily until I finish the 90,000 masterpiece. Surprisingly, it has taken a lot of mythological turns that I hadn’t expected.

Jennifer has become a crutch in my writing motivation. She has read my books and has given me the motivation I need to keep going. That’s why I love her (shhhhh, don’t tell her I said that).

Not to mention, she has started writing her own novel and if I might say, it’s one of the best works I have ever read. Every time she posts a new chapter, I run to it and eagerly read through it…wishing I had more. Damn her for making me wait for another chapter.

As I have continued on this writing journey, I have truly come to respect well published authors…but of course it is probably a little easier for them to write because they don’t work a full time fifty hour a week job and on top of that load, I spent the first six months of the year in college and I am just now coming up for air to write. But no worries, I will be a full time writer one day and people will travel miles to come see me in person. I can’t wait.

Also, now that I am thinking about it, I am going to start posting my writing playlist, so if anyone ever wants to get motivated you can listen to my mix of works. For now it consists of: Christina Perry, Journey, ACDC, CCR, O.A.R., John Mayer, Bryan Adams, the Cars, Kansas, Joan Jett, Ray LaMontagne, Lady Antebellum, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Nsync, Otis Redding, Adele, Ace of Base, M&M, Young Jeezy, and Snoop Dog. And of course you have to add in classical, Beethoven and Mozart. Their fantastic!

On a happier note, Richelle Mead’s new book Bloodlines comes out on August 23rd. I can’t wait to get more Sydney, Jill and Adrian. I can’t wait.

Until next time, adieu and merry writing.