As I sit with my head in my hands trying to think of a great 'hook' for a query letter, it occurs to me for the millionth time, that writing the book is the easy part. Really, it is. People are always so awed by the fact that I have written a book or two, so I hate to break the spell, but I'm to honest not to. It's really easy to write a book, to pitch it, not so much. I have to say it's killing me! And then, that's not even counting the fact that once you think you have a good letter, or pitch, is it really? How do you know? You just don't...unless some lovely agent out there asks for a partial or (gasp) offers to rep you...now that's a dream all writers hang on to. Anywho, those are my thoughts on the strange and dark world of publishing that I have somehow ventured into. Maybe I should do as Super Spouse has suggested, just write for the love of it and bag making anything of it. Naw, that's to easy!
Just a quickie to thank my Maude. What a girl! She is reading book one again, bless her. Even though her opinion is obviously tainted by the fact that I am her mother, she still raves on and on about it. Going as far as calling it the cure for her O.T.D. (teen lingo for Obsessive Twilight Disorder, lol) Now, while I am not so naive as to believe that my book is that awesome, it's still feels good to have her say it, over and over. She even used a character comparison out of my book yesterday. Usually all her real life scenarios always end back at Edward and Bella. Yesterday, she used two of my characters, it was pretty cute. Super Spouse had to rein her in from telling all her friends about the plot of the book, and convincing her that having them read it was not the best idea-yet. Personally, I think he likes to keep my madness under wraps! ;) (kidding, Super Spouse is actually wonderful about the writing bit-he even went so far as to buy me my own laptop last year in a grand show of support.) Anyway, thanks Maude, for puffing my sails up again, giving me courage and that little bit of hope that maybe what I write isn't all that bad. You help me see the light at the end of this winding tunnel I'm in. You're the best! xoxox Now, back to work!
Just a quickie...I am taking a 'blogger time-out'. The only writing I'm doing at the moment is on my book. I'm in the zone, no time for distractions, all that sort of thing! Wish me happy writing and off we goooo!
'May the road rise to greet you, and may the wind always be at your back.' Enjoy your time in my corner, please feel free to comment and tell me what you think. Besides, I'm nosy and that way I'll know you've been here! ;)
A thirty something stay at home mother of four little kidlets- Maude,Squash,Sprite & Salsa-happily married to the unbelievably handsome Super Spouse. I also masquerade as a taxi driver daily, shuttling said offspring to various activities.
Lastly, an aspiring writer with stories pinging around inside my head who finds great joy in putting them down on paper.