Posts Tagged ‘submitting’

Well, it’s a tad more than a week until the Killercon Writer’s conference here in Las Vegas.  I have been working really hard on editing my two novels and researching ways to pitch my novels.  Yes, I am scared to death at the idea of pitching my novel, afraid someone will tell me my ideas are horrible, or worse, I freeze up.  I keep telling myself, over and over and over again, you are an outgoing person, you are strong, you are willing to talk to anybody and even if someone doesn’t like my ideas, that doesn’t mean everyone will feel the same thing.  To prove that idea, I had submitted a couple different stories and had completely reasons for the stories to be rejected.  One story I was told by one publication, “It’s too gory,” while another publication said the story was “Not gory enough.”  The other story had complaints of A) “being too erotic” from one place and then B) “Not erotic enough” from another place.

Those two examples are proof that even with research of each place you submit, you may not have the thing they are looking for, but of course if you keep trying someone will accept your work.  I am hopeful to start moving into the bigger world of novels being published, and even if I don’t accomplish my goal, at least I am trying.

Wishing all of my writers friends good luck and hoping the good karma will come back around to me.

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Well hello again, this week I got some good news, my submission for the 6 Sentences contest – the Mysterious Dr. Ramsey was accepted and will be in a book.  I was so excited.  Plus I got a note from a friend telling me they loved my story.  I am hopeful to keep the writing going and finish editing my vampire story, which of course Damian helped me edit (he rocks) and get submitted and a fingers crossed, receive another acceptance.  I still have 3 stories out right now waiting for answers, talk about the wait killing me, but hey it’s good practice for when I start sending out queries for novels (almost ready to start that on one of my novels, well once I finish editing it.)

Let’s see what else is on the horizon for me?  I am submitting another story today for 6 Sentences, their new contest called Mind Games, but choosing which story to submit is the hard part because I have 3 or 4 that would work, but I think I have narrowed down.  Finally, I am starting to work on two different novels, hopefully one will be good for the writers conference in August.

Well, if you interested in looking at the book my Mysterious Dr Ramsey story is in, here is the link so you can (if you want) buy it also:

https://www.createspace.com/3464803

Well thank you for reading and letting me vent about my life as usual.  Wishing all my writer friends good luck in their endeavors.