Stepping back from the abyss

I realized what a contradiction my last post was to its previous post. Reject me I love it, then . . . screw it, I'm outta here! Typical me.

I have this weird habit of giving great advice and then allowing myself to take a different route. Like the person in the movie who sprains their ankle and then declares, "Save yourself!" Yeah right. Just get up, you idiot.

To be fair, when I said I was considering self-publishing, it wasn't out of defeat. It was me thinking of a new plan—out loud. Sometimes it's okay to do that. I've always been an idea person and a go-getter so, for me, self-publishing would be a natural fit. However, I am very grateful to Talli and all of you for suggesting I try querying just a bit longer. I really appreciate you guys.

So, out goes the query again. Thank you, all of you, for the friendship and wisdom.

And hey, if this writing thing ever fizzles out, I could always start my own band like The Partridge Family. Just gotta get my hands on a big, ugly bus.


  1. Was that an aural punch at the wall? I thought they'd been BANNED.... Well, they should have been!

    With corks in ears. Bisou, Cro.

  2. I'm glad you're going to keep querying. I have some pretty strong opinions about self-publishing I chose not to share because I consider you a friend. You can do it. I suspect you're good enough.

    That said, I feel like you've punched me. What happened to the link to my blog? I'm a fool. Pity me.

  3. Sorry Matt, you were sacrificed for the better good of my book. But I should know not to peeve a pirate.

  4. I am glad that you took the advice from others and weighed out your options. I think your books sounds great so now you have to be patient (not a word in my vocabulary) and wait for the right agent to come around!!

    I have faith!

  5. Btw, thank you for the advice and kindness : )

  6. Jen- I know what you mean. Being patient is soooo hard, but I'll keep trying. We'll just hang in there together : )

  7. Aw, thanks. I knew you weren't doing it out of defeat. But I think it's a hard road to go down and people (me included!) stop querying too soon. I think you're a great writer and I want you to do what's best for you and your MS! I know how hard it is to be patient but stick it out! :)

  8. Love ya, Talli. Thanks for the support!

  9. You should keep querying! But I understand the whole "thinking out loud" thing. I do that all the time. Just keep at it. You don't just want anyone to represent your book. You want THE right agent, one who LOVES your book to represent it. :)

    Love your cover, btw.


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