So, every time I start a new blog here, the hardest part is deciding how to start. Should I greet you (the reader) with a "hey there" or something maybe a bit funnier, or should I just hop right in? As you can see, today, I've jumped right in. You likey? Hmmm?
I stated in an earlier blog that I had sent out some early queries (you don't need to look, I really did). It was an early test-run, a bad experiment, a horrible idea... However, I think I've learned a few things from it.
1- I'm a little over-eager (I already knew this, but I want my list to be longer)
2- I'm not nearly as worried about criticism, now that the story is finished
3- Rejection letters aren't soul-crushing
4- Rejection letters are actually pretty inspiring for me
5- Rejection letters that aren't form letters make me feel pretty special ;)
6- I really love coffee (again, just trying to fill this sucker out a bit)
Anyhow, I'll let the letters continue to trickle in as I finish up my editing and revisions; using each one as a little flicker of inspiration to keep going (and a reminder to take things one step at a time!).
I'm still editing, still working with my crit partner, and still several steps from really having this book finished, but I can't stop thinking about my next project. I'm ok with that. It's very exciting, I'm going into a genre I've never written before (not even a short story), and it's going to take place in a time period that I've always been enthralled with (the roaring twenties!). I'm in love with this setting; flappers and prohibition and mobsters and dirigibles... etc. See, very exciting!
I think that's it...
Thanks for reading,
buh bye now