Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ISWG March Post

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This month has been a roller coaster of emotions for me as a writer. I joined and few contest and won. In one contest, I advanced to the 2nd round, but did not win the agent round. In another, I won up to the agent round, but didn't get an agent comment.

So, I feel in between the lines. Yay, for advancing some. Boo for not making it to the top. And by top, I mean at least getting an agent request.

But I am really not depressed about this. The reason is I learned something very, VERY valuable that has improved my writing immensely! Yes, I still need to improve. I am a firm believer that you never stop learning.

As for insecurities this month, I honestly don't know what to say. I want to stay positive. Smile. Nod with that reassuring peace that it will happen one day.

And it will. I know it will. The process may take a while and the road may be lond and hard, but the end of the journey will be so worth it.

What's there to complain about????

I'm taking al the sunshine I can get right now, Next month, it may be a whole different story I share!

So, what about you? Are you smiling and laughing this month, or do you need a shoulder to cry on? I'm here for whichever you need. Let me know:)

18 comments:

  1. Glad you are trying to stay positive about things. It WILL happen. I'm trying to think the same way with my writing journey.

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    1. Hi Suzanne. Sometimes it's hard to be positive and honestly, sometimes I just don't feel like being positive. Thank God those times don't last long.

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  2. Just keep moving forward. Don't let any setback or bit of bad news slow you down for more than a second. If you do that, you'll never truly fail at anything.

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    1. Wow! You are so inspiring. Thank you for cheering me up:)

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  3. I got an agent request in a contest once, but that fizzled out really fast. I knew the agent wasn't the right fit for me, and she figured that out pretty quick as well. Trust me, you're decision to keep going and improving yourself is better than getting an agent request!

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    1. It's good that you found out you weren't a match before it got far in the process.

      Thanks for the happy cheer:)

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  4. Getting as far as you have done is amazing! That's really awesome. You are right to stay positive and move forward.

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    1. Hi Vikki. You know, moving forward is not always easy, but sometimes it isn't that bad. Without the mountains, there would be do determination because life would be to easy.

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  5. Knowing you got so close is good, because it will help you hit the top next time!! Learn from it, stay positive, and keep moving forward.

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    1. Thanks Alex. I hope so. The top is so close, I can almost see the other side:)

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  6. I need to force myself to edit. For some reason I'm finding that really hard right now. Perhaps it's the looming deadline two months away, before I go to a conference and pitch my book to an agent.

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    1. Exciting! I wish you luck with your pitch:)

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  7. This is most awesome! That is so much farther than many get. A reason to celebrate-- cast off the insecurities!

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    1. Julie, you are such a ray of sunshine! You make me smile:)

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  8. Sorry it didn't go the way you wanted, but you can keep going! You'll find "the one" agent someday. :)

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    1. Blogger must be hungry tonight he ate my comment:(

      Thanks Krista. I appreciate your hug. I know the day will come but the waiting is hard:)

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  9. Have you submitted to some small press publishers? You don't need an agent and the process is about the same, query, sample, etc.

    You never know!

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    1. I am very seriously considering small presses. I'm actually looking at some now.

      Thanks!!

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