Oh my word!! My dream is now here.. in book form. I ask a minimum of sharing and of course a max to enjoy and buy the book…
My Dream is here and I want to share with the world!! Thank you for following me on this amazing journey… Not done with journey but this is a huge!!!
Your fan as well
So surprise I am publishing thru amazon.. 72 hours and it will be done..
I cant breathe but it is wonderful not a health issue….
So I have submitted to 4 agents so far, each one having their own time frame of when they will let us know…..
Submissions so far check check check check
Upset stomach, anxiety, denial, headache, questions questions check
I love writing and finally on the path to being on a book shelf, online, in a few homes….. in my arms….I can just taste this book…(cause I literally would lick it)
Night after thought
So I look at the query and sample chapter /25 pages of 1st chapter….press send and done… off into the universe waiting up to 8 weeks to get the “we want your book” or “no we dont want your book”.
So I made two mistakes and this is so important when sending your query letter…letting them know you appreciate them looking at your submission and sincerely (your name)
Guess what I missed??????
So the 8 weeks can pass and the agents can choose to not let u know ANYTHING. So if they deny, is it because of the lack of niceness or my proposal?
Fun times….but guess what…mistake learned and many more agents to submit too.. .
We shall see!!
So I have neglected to blog and blah I hate that, its like abusing a child. Well who doesn’t hate abuse? Abusers I guess… So for all my readers, friends, families who have ever written a book, poem, something somewhere its scary right? I feel like the most bi polar writer in the whole world… I am confident my book is great …. then the next moment I quiver at the thought of putting together my summary or for all who know BUM BUM BUM…. the infamous “Query” …
- Book done
- Edit done
- Agent search found
- Query– confidence gone— WHATS MY BOOK ABOUT????
How do I know what will catch the agents eye? Three or more of some of my nearest and dearest I had to ask to read and the first things that they say are, “I am going to be brutally honest” and I lie and say “Ok!” Inside I am thinking “great book, sucky summary and your brutal honesty will be so brutal I will weep at my desk and swear at my neighbor a bit more.” But their honesty was normal and informative and they didn’t say the story sucked or Jesus, “Twilight Much?”
So I carry myself a little bit higher then I did before because I didn’t take my summary to someone who creeps around, rubbing their hands together and whispering… “I shall hate you and hate your summary, BAHHH HAAAA.”
Mind you, I sometimes picture the agent this way….. But now that I have taken some advise and I am now going to do a final draft and throw the 25 pages or one chapter in the email, I wonder….. “Did I screw myself?”
DID I SCREW MYSELF???????????????????????
This query and example chapter is the door to my success… The door that looks more like the door from the nerdy white kid that seems a little creepy and then come to find out he killed so many people…… Or is it the door of the person that is going to be the most successful person when they get older? That door….
Did I do enough? Did I? This is a dream that I have peeked at from a far… Did I screw myself? So with fingers crossed and prayers to God, Allah, Metallica or even Stephen King… Its on like Donkey Kong.. So 8 weeks from now Ill know
Wish me good Luck all —
Yea so Mother, Wife, Writer, Employee, Housewife, Doctor, Playmate, banker, Accountant are all my titles. So when you have so many titles you don’t do well with most of them.
Sadly when reviewing these things the one I have to do the most is Employee. The job that pays the bills until writer becomes paying job. Employee is the one on my list that I do the most and that’s the one is dislike the most. 8 hours plus per day 5 days a week with ultimately strangers helping other strangers with their needs.
So I know how lucky I am, I do and I may seem a little whiny here but when I sit at my desk and I am there, all I think about is being here. Here where I can write about how to get the character to fall in love with the other character Thea and Blake.
How can I make Maxwell’s death the most gruesome and amazing death so my readers can go “Holy cow, I never thought that someone can do that and want to write about it.” I feel that my characters are in my story and I can imagine Thea looking up from the page going “Arent I important? You have rewritten me and I am starting to get this slamming body and not look like Mario brothers from the original Nintendo and now I only know one word lines…. I NEED DEPTH I NEED SOUL Whats more important then that? I need substance! I need the world to know who I am. I am a survivor of a deceiving family who has powers and a bloodline that is strong, and I need Blake to understand that, that is why I cant do this!!!”
I really don’t want to speak for my other characters because they have real issues. But they do want to be heard, they do want to tell their story that I have kept hidden for years. So I don’t go on social media as much as I want to. I don’t talk or visit with people as much. I don’t clean my house like I should. I do however go to my sons games and we are expecting to have an 80s movie Marathon next weekend. I did slow dance with my husband in our living room, cause hes cool like that and I plan to go visit my family.
But this book is almost done, my reader is getting anxious aka my sister who is into this genre and is a fast reader. So I wanted to Blog becuase you are important to me as well!
Good day and happy writing till next time!!