Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Thanks, but this isn't for us
Last year was a year of rejections. Not only with searching for a job but with my writing. I expected both as Florida is still reeling from the Great Recession and deep down I knew my first four books weren’t where they should be either.
So I bought the book THANKS, BUT THIS ISN’T FOR US by Jessica Page Morrell. I haven’t been able to put it down. Let me say this, she doesn’t pull any punches when she tells the writer what is a deal beaker in the publishing industry.
When I finished my rough draft on New Year’s Eve of my fifth book, I made a plan. Read this book and be sure I haven’t made any of those huge mistakes.
It’s a plan that will hopefully get me a foot in the door.
During 2010, I enjoyed reading about the many successes of my writer friends. One by one, agents picked them up and publishers gave out contracts.
I’m praying this is the year for many more of us—in both our personal lives and our professional lives.
We’ve all got areas where we fail miserably. What is great is there is always a way to pick ourselves back up and make changes.
What major changes are you making this year?