Monday, January 26, 2009

I got another request!!!

Yesterday I sent a query to what I thought was a good agency. Turns out this company , which I will not name, is referring people to a vanity publisher. There is a thread on about them and it is not hard to find their name. I was not mad about that. I thought it was funny and a wonderful women on the thread wrote an interesting article about it all. Don't mess with her or she'll bite!!!!
On a good note, I got another request. This time it was a 3 chapter request but it is an awesome agent. I am crossing my fingers but I have been let down before. It hurt like hell but I am ready for whatever. Writing is one of the hardest jobs besides being a mother. I know about that, I got three kids and gray hairs at 25!! It hurts when you believe so much in your story and others don't. I fell in love with this Young Adult novel. It was amazing. I worked on it day in and day out. I neglected my husband for 45 days to get it down. The words just poured from my fingers. I wrote until my fingers cramped!! I did all this and someone requests a full. I was so excited and I called everyone. Eight days later I got a form reject from this agent at a huge agency. A freaking form. Most agents give some type of feedback on your novel but no, a freaking form!!!!! I cried for an hour. Nothing could comfort me that day. It seemed to all happen so quick. I sent her an email and got an out of office reply. Two days later she requested my full. She was like the third agent and queried. I learned that you must have a thick skin if you want to be a successful writer. I wanted to be a writer since I was seven years old. That was my dream and that is what I will be. I am excited about this 3 chapter request but I am not giving my hopes up. I am going to treat them all has rejections so if someone does offer, I burst with happiness. I know this sounds crazy but it is true. Writing is my passion. I always say that I would not know what to do. I think I would go crazy and have to be locked up!! I love writing because I can lose myself in my story. I can create anything I want. Any type of person. They can be any color and live any place they want. I can make new worlds. People would be reading the books I write and they can go to this places and see through the eyes of every character. Well anyways, today is day one that my 3 chapters are out. That should not take to long and she will do one of three things. Request the full, offer rep, or worse of all, reject me. Until then I am going to keep sending those queries out. The right agent is out there and I will find them. That is because I believe.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today, history will be made

Today the first African American president will be sworn in. I voted for the first time because of Barack Obama. He is going to pull this country together and let it rule wants again. I just want to say I Love You Obama and you gave everyone hope. Not just the other African Americans but for everyone.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I passed the math class

Well I passed my math class. I am so excited about that. On to the next classes. I think I am down to six classes left. Trying to find a job is proving to be harder.
On the writing front, I sent out another batch of queries. I hope I can get at least one request from it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Silent Inbox

Well, it has been silent in my inbox. I have several queries back but only one reject in the last few days. I just finished the semester at school but the math class killed me. I am not sure if I failed but I hope not. I guess I will find out but I am so scared that I did. On the writing front, I have made the choice to start writing fiction again. I have several stories that I started and would like to finish. My husband brought this to my attention. He says they sound really good so we will see what happens.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Today is a bad day

I just got an R from Maya Rock at Writershouse. I cried so hard. There was no feedback and that is what upset me the most. I hear that she rejects a lot of people so I don't feel so bad now. I did revenge query and I sent out 8 more. We will see what happens.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Finally Monday!

I was not sure if I was going to make it to today. The children went back to school and I am so happy about that. They were driving me bunkers. I am still waiting to hear something back about the full that is still out. I got a R today from a query I sent on Dec 16th. I had forgot about it. I still have things to send out and I am sure I will be hearing something back from someone this week.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Holidays

My holidays went great. The family went over to my mothers. (myself, husband, three kids). That was for Christmas. We had a nice time. New Years was boring. We went over to a nearby friends house a little after midnight to play some games. I came home and went to sleep. Happy New Years to me!!!! The kids have been out of school for almost 3 weeks and they have been driving me insane!! My daughter is 8 and my son is 6 and they are forever arguing. He did this and she did this is all I hear. School resumes tomorrow and no one knows how glad I am. They hit and bite, complain, and tattle all day. I have no sleep from the little one and I think my hair is going gray at 25. I turn the big 26 in a couple of months.

Holiday are all over

Well all the holidays are over and I am so happy for that. I sent out a lot of queries and I have not heard anything back. I did get 1 rejection and my full is still out. I am so nervous on that. I really like the agent that has it. I have heard nothing but good things about her so I hope she likes what I wrote. She seems to reject fulls within a week. My week is up Monday. I keep telling myself that I will be okay with a rejection but I probably won't. I am keeping strong and keep my mind busy but it is hard. I have not heard anything back from Firebrand yet either. I heard some people say that already got their rejections so I am not sure if this is a good sign. Maybe they have not gotten to mine yet. I keep telling myself that about the agent who has my full. Maybe she had not read it yet which still gives her time to hate it. I hope I hear something from someone soon. My inbox is getting lonely without agent requests or rejections!!!