The Chant of Champions

I understand now why so many people on AW have the line, "Never give up, never surrender!" on their post signature. The quote comes from the movie Galaxy Quest, with Tim Allen and Alan Rickman (aka, Snape). Perfect line for a writer struggling to stay in the game. I read about someone who, so far, has sent out over a hundred queries and is still fighting. That's true devotion. I could learn a lot from him: how to have so much faith in my project that it never runs out and never gets beat down. Never.

I'm going to sign up to Publisher's Marketplace and send out a round of queries every week until my fingers bleed. And while I'm doing that, I am going to finish the second book. In honor of one-hundred query guy, I am not going to give up.

Now it's time to make pancakes and dance around to this song:


  1. I fell in love with Debbie Harry, but then I used to fall in love with every beautiful girl I met. Nothing wrong with that!

    Happy dancing, Cro.

  2. I love Galaxy Quest, great movie, awesome quote. Good luck with querying, I hope you get an offer before your fingers bleed.

  3. I love Debbie too! In a half-state of being, I can almost imagine I am her, posing in front of the mirror and making all the moves.

    Southpaw- I seriously love that movie.

  4. Amy, I can just imagine you doing that! And yes, never surrender!

  5. Never, never! It took me 8 years to get that contract (forever, really). What if I would have given up at year 6? or 7? That would have been such a loss and waste. So, never, never give up! It won't take you nearly that long, I'm certain...but the mantra still stands :)

  6. Talli and Tess- I won't. Thank you so much for the support!


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