Wednesday, September 5, 2012

IWSG Septemember

What is insecure about writing? I think the question is better phrased what is not insecure about writing!

I am beginning to see just how many insecurities a writer can have. From writing techniques to writing critiques, it's all there!

What if no one likes my writing?
What if I never get an agent?
What if I never get published?
What if I never learn how to write a good query letter?
What if I never...

Oh! Too many what if's! So I'm sure it's not the only thing to cloud a writer's mind, but it's not far away from any writer's thoughts, even a published author.

What am I insecure about this month? Well, I've had another agent request a partial of my manuscript!!!!! Now, I want to be excited and I AM! But, I've had other agents ask to see partials and so far no response from any one. Yes, this is cause for great anxiety. I hope this time I will get a full request.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Thanks everyone and I'll see you all next month:)

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  1. Even if this isn't it, you are now one step closer - get excited!

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  2. Yay! I'd wave, but my fingers are crossed!

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  3. Congratulations on your partial request!

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  4. Did your background change? I like it.

    I say celebrate the request regardless of the outcome.

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    1. Yea, I changed the background to match my mood. I'm ready to shoot down that query letter.

      Thanks for celebrating with me:)

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  5. How exciting. Fingers crossed for you!

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    1. Thank you Kelly! How are you doing? Hope things are great for you!

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    1. Thanks! "Lucky fingers, lucky toes, pretty faces, fancy bows"

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  7. That's exciting! Let us know how it goes

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    1. I'll be sure to update as son as soon I know anything!

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  8. That's great news you should be excited (but I also know what you mean!) fingers crossed for you.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. I appreciate the crossed fingers:)

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  9. We have soooooo many insecurities...

    And good luck! The querying game is always a fun one! ;)

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    1. I'm not for sure about the fun part, but I can't help but feel like it is a game. A game of competition and first place prizes...
      Thanks for the good luck wishes. I know it's needed!

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  10. I've had insecurities about every one of those things. Good luck, Talynn!

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    1. Thanks Nancy. It's kinda scary, isn't it? I'm glad for all the support from my blogging friends. I never take it fr granted!

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  11. Congrats & *fingers crossed* :D

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  12. Woohoo - congrats on the partial request. I'm crossing my fingers it turns into a full. I'm also querying atm, and it's really a hard thing to go through...

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    1. I think the waiting is the hardest part. What about you?

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  13. Oh, man, Querying is the worst. I think it's because it is so awkward. "Look at me! Do you like me!?" Where in real life it seems like it ought to be more mutual selection and approach... make eyes at somebody and see if they take a second look and might be approachable...

    That said, I published my first this summer and the tier where your book is actually OUT THERE... for perusal, selection (or not) critique... ouch.

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    1. Oh the dating game! I've been out of the game for such a long time I think I may have forgotten how to play it well enough to win.
      Try your best not to worry about mean reviews. You are an amazing author.

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  14. Oh, best of luck. It's hard staying secure in this business, isn't it?
    Karen

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    1. Sometimes it feels hopeless, and then the pendulum swings the other way and feels like the best profession in the world:)

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  15. Collecting those rejections are part of the process. Most writers get lots of them.

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    1. It's nice to know others are walking with me down the same path, but it still isn't easy to face a "no."
      Thanks for stopping by, Nice to meet you!

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  16. I understand your anxiety but congratulate you on the request! We have to celebrate every victory, no matter its size...
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Hi Mina! Asking for a partial means at least something in my writing is right. So you are right. Celebrate!

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  17. Wonderful news, just wonderful, and that why I picked you for Tag! You're It!

    You've got a lot to share, :)

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    1. Yay! I love Tag! But what am I being tagged for? *blushes and hides face from view*

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    1. Thanks Krista! How are you doing? Haven't seen you for awhile:(

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  19. Sounds great. Even if this agent rejects your partial, hopefully they'll give you some feedback. That's the hardest thing. Not knowing why someone doesn't like your work. How are you supposed to learn?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Feedback is always appreciated, isn't it? So far agents haven't even responded to my inquiry. (well, one has and I'll be sharing that in a blog post soon)
      But I like hearing *why* my book doesn't make the "grade" and good feedback always helps!

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  20. There is SO much to be insecure about, isn't there? I hear you. I've got a partial out right now and a full... and it's almost too much stress to think about it at all. WAAAY too many "what if's".
    :0) Let's just hope all of this is good practice for something.

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    1. HUGE congratulations on the full request. That is fantastic. I'm still waiting on a full request, but I am still THRILLED with partials, thus far!!

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  21. Congrats on getting a partical request!

    Also, I have a little award plus questions for you over at my blog. :)

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    1. Awww Jennifer! Thanks! I'm on my over to look at it right now!

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  22. That's your inner critic nagging. Duct tape works well. And a dark closet in the basement where you can't hear her! :)

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    1. Sure, but the problem is, I'm out of duct tape and somehow she always finds a way to squeeze under the door crack...

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  23. I forget who I already visited...I thought I visited you already, but didn't see any comments from myself. Oh well. Nice meeting you too! Thanks for stopping over at my blog. Congrats on the rejection letter! (Never thought I'd congratulate someone for it, but yours is special!)

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    1. Hehe! So funny: Congratulations on rejection. That's great. I think I'll use that phrase with every rejection I get. Hopefully, it won't be too many!!
      Thanks for stopping over and introducing yourself!

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