We all know that the querying process is wracked with rejection. And after awhile you build up a thicker skin, let it roll off and do what you gotta do to get better and keep putting yourself out there.
But sometimes, it WILL get you down. After all, you’re basically sticking your self esteem out there like a piñata and asking agents and professionals to take a whack. At some point, there's just no more candy people.
If you’re lucky, there’s somebody out there who will help you restock and duck tape the brightly colored crepe paper back together.
Someone who says - “You can do it! Just keep going! I believe in you! You’re a great writer! Don’t give up!”.
If you have someone like that….well rooty toot toot for you:) lol. I hope you realise just how lucky you are!
This is the conversation I usually have with my dear husband when rejection gets me down.
Me: *pouting on the couch with another order of take out sushi we can’t afford* ( It just makes me feel better)
Hubs: “What’s wrong?”
Me: “I got another rejection.”
Hubs: *deep sigh, maybe some eye rolling* “Are you gonna be like this all night?”
Me: *throwing down a chopstick* “You don’t know how it feels! I’m doing everything I can, it’s just not happening for me!”
Hubs: “Well, hunny. Maybe you’re just not a good writer.”
Me: *eye twitching* “My writing is fine. It’s not the writing. It’s just hard to find the agent who’s looking for my story exactly.”
Hubs: “Well maybe your story just isn’t interesting enough. Why don’t you write a new one?”
Me: *hand closing around chopstick and contemplating whether or not the dull end would pierce his aeorta* “I have written a new one. And a third.” *grit teeth* “I haven’t queried them yet.”
Hubs: “Why bother? Why put yourself through all this? Look at your face! You look like someone died.”
Me: *psycho eyes* “Just wishful thinking I guess.”
By now I’m sure you guys realize, for me YOU ARE IT! YOU are my go-to people. Hubby has had it up to ^ with talk about writing, blogging, and querying.
My family usually responds with a polite “That’s nice Katie.” Or “Just keep doing what your doing!” In other words: ‘Don’t talk to us about this until you have some actual news. You’re boring.’
And then there are those that respond with the ever astounding “That’s great! You know I always say everyone has at least one book in them!”
Yes, that might be true…Thank you for reminding me I’m just like everyone else. Anyone can write a book, after all. *sigh*
I LOVE YOU GUYS! All my followers- everyone who’s spared me a kind word or a pick me up in the last few months.
Really, without all of you I’d have a dead husband and estranged family.
I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA the last few weeks. Kids started school last Thursday and since then I’ve been in the vice like grip of off net life. I miss ya’ll and I’ll try to come around this week!