Has anyone got a rejection that made them feel like this? (Source) I certainly have. Writers face a lot of rejection, it is a painful part of the thing we love, and it can really get you down, especially if you really, really, really wanted that yes. The silver lining, I guess, is that the … More Songs To Get You Through Rejection.
I subscribe to Susan Dennard’s newsletter and it is always full of useful hints for writers. I’m a bit behind on her newsletters though and was just reading the one from October 30. It had great tips on how to keep your writing goals and I thought I would share Susan’s thoughts here. Her suggestion … More Writing Tip Wednesday: How To Keep Your Writing Goals.
I realised today that I haven’t update my open submissions page since October 2014! That is crazy, and I apologise for not updating in on a more regular basis. Because it has been so long since I updated I thought I share with you some open submissions I know about as my tip for this … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Open Submissions.
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Many writers think their day job is getting in the way of their writing and count down the days until they can quit because that big book deal is on the way, right? Wrong, for now. (I should preface this with: Some writers have the luxury of external…
As aspiring authors we like to dream about the day we become published authors, imagining what it will be like. We dream about six figure advances and global marketing campaigns, New York Times bestseller list and seeing our books on the shelf. There’s nothing wrong with having these dreams, I have them myself, but sometimes … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Royalties and Debut Author Secrets.
‘Your main job is to believe in yourself. Yes, you have to do the actual work as well, but it’s the confidence that will make your work stand out and reach others. Even if other people are like, “Well, I don’t know if this is going to be your breakout novel or if this is … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
Here are five quotes on rejection. Enjoy! “Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil—but there is no way around them.” – Isaac Asimov. “This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
There is a lot of waiting in a writer’s life. Waiting for your beta reader to get back to you. Waiting for replies to your query. Waiting while an agent reads your full. Waiting while your book is out on submission. Waiting for your book to be released. Waiting, waiting, waiting. And sometimes all that … More Writing Tip Wednesday: What To Do When Waiting For Something In Publishing.
Hi Everyone, As some of you may know I have started querying, so querying is weighing heavily on my mind at the moment. I have come across some great posts recently about querying and thought I’d share the links with you. Kate McIntyre shares some great query tips HERE. One of my favourite tips from … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Querying Tips.
Writing time has been on my mind a lot lately. My kids are on holidays so I can’t write in my usual time slot. My routine – and I love sticking to a routine – is out of wack, which means I have to try extra hard to make time for writing or writing doesn’t … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Writing Time.