Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Thoughts

Be sure and check Violet Voices for some great posts on parenting, work-at-home moms, writing, and more. Today's post from me over there is a reprint from this blog entitled, "Let Them Be Little." If you've read it already, there are plenty of other wonderful posts. Writer...Interrupted is also getting a list of fabulous writers that you won't want to miss. Hop on over there, and tell them I sent you so you'll be entered in the drawing.

I got my synopsis done for FPH, and a query letter as well. Now all I need is that extra bit of courage to send it off in the mail. I'm not sure what's holding me back. Is it fear? Is it being so busy with work and school starting back? Is it just not the right timing? I don't know. I just don't feel that release yet. Maybe it needs more polish. I can't quite put my finger on it. One living soul has read it in its entirety besides me, and that was a family member who gave me rave reviews. But isn't that what family's for? Well, anyway, my target date for it being totally done and in the mail was November 1. I don't think it will be that long. I'm still amazed that I've written a novel. I grin whenever my family tells someone, "She's written a novel." And at the same time, I think, "What are they thinking about me?" Do they think I'm living in this fantasy world? Do they wonder if I have what it takes? Will it really happen one of these days?" These questions and more plague me. But I'm determined not to let them get me down. At least not until I have a few thousand rejections under my belt. By that time, I'll be so addicted to writing that it won't matter anyway.
Good night--er morning my friends, enemies, and fellow writers. Midnight and all is well.

4 comments:

Praying for your Prodigal said...

What do I think of you!!!!????

I think you are an amazing talent--a fabulous friend--a faithful Christian, and no doubt--an outstanding mother and wife! There--send in that novel! Plan on a few rejections.....they will only pave the road for the YES!

I think I understand your anxiety! My written words are like my babies.....should someone say something critical about them--my heart skips a beat! Putting our writing out to the world is akin to sending our children to college! I know that may seem a little overdramatic.....but keeping with the theme of authenticity...it is what it is!

She's written a novel!!!! She's written a novel!!!! Now--stay with the goal and prayerfully send your baby out into the world!


Diane

Gina said...

Good for you on the synopsis. I think that's the hardest part.

Have you attended any writer's conferences lately. I've found that's the best way to pitch your novel. I'll be attending ACFW in a month!

C. H. Green said...

No, I haven't attended any yet, but I want to.

MugwumpMom said...

If the writing on your blog is any indication of the talent in the novel, then you have nothing to fear. Ask God to give the release...He'll make it known to you. His children hear and know His voice...may you be filled with the knowledge of His will and the sound of His voice.