By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Mark Victore Hansen ___________________________________________________________________ I feel overwhelmed because there is SO much to do and so little time to get it done. I had planned on bringing Loran Rudder and the Secret Key out in June, but that just isn’t going to happen. I am not ready. The book is not ready. But have I been revising/editing/reinventing it? NO! Instead, I have been considering my want-to-get-done ideas–a sort of bucket list if you will. Do writers have
Oh yeah, I have been talking about looking for an agent for awhile now, but recently, got my ballooned head handed to me.(and I love the gals who did it! No, I am not MAD! I needed to be told that this book is still improve-able and not ready to be sent out yet! seriously, when I think I might have sent it on submission and ended up so sorry-I sort of shiver a little) Now I see how is better to work hard through the end of the year on the rewriting. Make it a better book not just
So, let’s discuss the nature of getting published by the big world. That bright and shiny world called NY publishing. Quite a different animal from doing it yourself. It’s hard to get their attention. It’s mostly, “thanks for asking, but no our lists are full”. I feel sort of like how can a lowly author ever know when it is a good time to submit, if the lists are always full? When I was at the festival recently, the bathrooms were always full. Now that sort of ‘always full’ I get, right? But this full list thing, argggg. But really?
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Today I am publicly stating my end of year goals. I intend to sell three short stories before the end if the year for pay. In fact, my real goal is achieving SFWA status. I am going to do that and do it before December 31. Wish me luck! What is your goal for the rest of this year?