Thursday, March 12, 2009

You Gotta Read...."X" post

I was a little worried about what to write. You see I have an opinion on just about everything, but when it comes to writing, I wait for the voices in my head to start talking. This is different, I was asked to write on demand…but bear with me I’ll get there. ;-)

I’m an aspiring writer who is classified as a PRO. I’ve had two rejections, on two different stories. Yep, that’s it – just two. I consider myself an anal retentive perfectionist (ARP). By this, what I mean is, I received the rejections and wondered what it could have been that these works were rejected for. So I analyze, and then analyze again – which really means I write and re-write again.

Sure we’ve all done it, if, there was a critique involved. But one of those rejections was on a query only! And the other was a form letter rejection! So what does this tell you….

Yep - you need to go to YouGottaRead to finish. See you there!!


Cynthia Sherrick said...

Write what you love and love what you write. It's a cliche I know but so very true.

Sounds like you're on the right track with your writing, critique partners, and sending out queries. If you feel your work is finished and polished enough for an agent/ editor's desk, keep plugging along.
Now, if only I could take my own advice I might actually get published one day. I've only sent five agent queries during the past couple of years. I've had both requests and form rejections.
Time for me to get back on the query horse and get busy!

Good luck, Laurie, with your writing and your quest to become a published author! :)

LKap said...

Thanks Cynthia -
It's a long hard road isn't it?!?!
But we will make it. I think we all need to find our path - and it's never the same as someone elses. Good luck ;-)

Vicki said...

Fab post! I know we've talked about some of this, but I know you're well on your way to your dreams. Besides, you have this cp person who sort of pushes you ever so slightly along the way. Heehee

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the comments, especially about the bones of the story. Never heard it described as that.
JWIsley AT

LKap said...

V -
I have an amazing CP who, without her I wouldn't even be writing again ;-) I also know you will gently push me in the right directions.

LKap said...

Thanks for taking a look at my post. Like the human body we can't stand without our bones - I feel like a good story is the same.

Brandy W said...

Hey LKap you are right you can't fix a blank page.

Ha ha Vicki's a pusher.

LKap said...

Brandy - you've got her figured out ;-) Gotta love her!!! It's for my own good
Let me know anytime you want help - I'm there for ya girl ;-)

Vicki said...

Yep, I'm the one, but I don't push to hard...only when I have too. :)