I wrote three posts, deleted them and this is now my fourth. I promised this blog would be a place where want-to-be writers could see what someone goes through to obtain their dream. You saw me send one of my books out for an edit. I then put myself through a grueling rewrite process.
I finally decided to test the waters, which in writer’s terms means: Query an Agent.
Within three days, I heard back.
The kind agent told me they didn’t need any more Florida-based stories or those dealing with past issues. If I had an out-of-the-box story, they would consider it.
I know, it wasn’t a form rejection letter. I was happy about that.
But the concern that rang loudest in my head was this: it was a rejection of the story I’d just paid to be edited with money lent to me from my mother.
And whose idea had it been anyways? I know. *She swallows hard.*
Of course there are other agents to send it out to, not a ton of them, but a few. I’m leery of querying just anyone. I did my research on who I thought I could work best with.
Then there is the little problem that I’m not sure my other book is out-of-the box enough.
When my husband got home, I cried that the story I’d edited had once been a Pennsylvania-based one and why had I ever changed it? Where was the humor in all of this? Did God really think I enjoyed doing all this work for nothing?
That’s when I got back to square one.
I’m a writer because it’s what I love to do. I write hoping my words might someday change someone’s life.
Is there a time limit?
Do I want one?
Yes. No. *SIGH*
So this is the place in my post where I ask you a question. Trust me; I have a ton of them. But what I want to know today is this: are you willing to write until you get it right?