Sunday, February 19, 2012

...no one is reading any of this quite yet

This is my first blog post and it's a bit strange to be writing something when I don't yet have any followers. But the followers will come *I hope* and maybe someone will read this retrospectively.

I should have started blogging a long time ago, but I wasn't sure what to write and was afraid of putting myself out there and being rejected. I'm still not sure what to write and I'm still afraid, but I've reached the point where I'm ready to commit and do whatever it takes to realize my dream. And having an online presence is absolutely a requirement for anyone serious about being published.

So, here goes!

This blog won't follow a strict posting/topic schedule, but will jump into the journey I've been on for the past few years to write the manuscript (the one which I dream of being my debut), find the right agent for me, and become a published author. It might happen, it might not. But I don't think I'll ever stop working at it - it's something I'm driven to do and now that I've really started, I can't imagine my life without writing.

Currently, I have a completed work, DAUGHTER OF THE MOON, which I hope to find an agent for. I made the mistake of querying it too early about a year ago and may have ruined its chances with a few agents. I've learned from that mistake though and have since rewritten the entire manuscript twice, received CP and Beta feedback, revised (a lot), posted my Query on Absolute Write to be schredded by the squirrels, and am finally ready to get back into the slush pile. I've compiled a new list of agents and will start querying again in the next couple of weeks - wish me luck! To keep my mind off of the waiting, I'll be working on the first draft of the sequel to DAUGHTER OF THE MOON which is about half way done. And of course, I'll be critting on Scribophile and adding new posts to this blog :)

I can't wait to share my journey and am looking forward to the first followers...and comments!

6 comments:

  1. Good luck with the querying this time around! I loved the book and will be waiting for its debut.

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  2. Oh, wow! I admit R. mentioned to me about your writing but it didn't quite get through to me. :-)

    I wish you loads of luck and success.... and can you please give me an autograph next time we meet.... just in case.

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  3. Congrats on the new blog. Wishing you all the best with it and your WIP.

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