The Road to Publishing

My first rejection.

I got it at exactly 16:59 in my mailbox, and I’m so happy about it. I mean every time I think about it I get a little dorky smile and butterflies in my stomach. I did not in a million years think I’d be this happy about getting a rejection. It was from an agent …

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Writing

Writing Bliss

It’s 13:25 and I’m at 1,539 words for the day. Thank god that writer’s block is gone. I kept myself awake last night thinking about it, and I’m just going to stop overthinking it and just write which is exactly what I did, and it worked wonders. I may have to go back and change it, …

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Writing

Dr Suess got rejected 27 times and just happened to bump into a friend while walking down the street who just begun working in publishing. Suess has said that if he hadn’t been walking on that particular street, he probably wouldn’t have been a children’s author. I was in the dumps this morning about my …

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Writing

Writing Update [from weekend]

Final Weekend Count: 10,003 I got from 7k to 10k over the weekend, progress is progress. The problem I got into was that I fell into a mental trap with my other book, because I suddenly realised, after having it sitting on many different computers for 5 years, that the title has to go. Coming …

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Movies

The Giver

Rating: ★ I didn’t read the book, and honestly when I started writing this review I was shocked to see the cover of the book popping up on my searches. I would have not in a million years thought that such a book had a premise like this movie. (After selling over 10 million copies, I thought …

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Writing

Choosing A Book Title

I’m usually okay with choosing titles for my novels, and this series I’ve been working on have had the same title since the beginning. But I hate it so so so much, it’s so cliche and horrible that I really want to change it, but don’t know how. The books is a series of three, …

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Writing

Writing Weekend [Jan 16th – 18th 2015]

I’m making no progress on my new novel whatsoever. I’m too preoccupied with scanning my mail and overthinking what the publishers are going to say when they finally do get back in touch. That I spend hours aimlessly searching for a job or just browsing the internet while the niggling apprehension sits in the pit of …

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Writing

Writing, coffee, and self-publishing

Writing I’ve been doing a lot of researching for self-publishing. I don’t even know why I’m looking at it so early on. I haven’t gotten a rejection yet, I just got….blanked, which isn’t exactly a rejection. I’m probably looking because my brother (the impatient so-and-so) keeps bringing it up and saying that I should just …

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