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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Here goes nothing

I have been trying to sell a novel since I was twenty. I'm now 54, and my file of rejection slips is over an inch thick. I think I'll burn them. Of course, it's entirely possible that my writing just isn't good enough. I think it's just bad luck and the increasing shrinking of the publishing world.

I was going to self-publish with my income tax refund, but thanks to my husband, all that money just vanished. I'm not sure what happened to it, but I sure didn't see any.

I have 5 finished novels, and am rough-drafting a sixth. I guess I'll attempt to write synopses and get them in the mail again, though I just don't think it's going to help. And it takes half a year to hear back! What's up with that? Do all the publishers think writers are immortal? Geez.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think what you should do is do like a book cover blurb and a teaser excerpt.

"It all began when Rio woke up naked in an alley, at the feet of the most handsome man she'd ever seen and no memory of what had happened to her etc...But could she ever trust a man who keeps mason jars of blood in his fridge?"