After wrapping up my first foray into the writing world, I began submitting query letters to dozens of agents. After weeks of waiting I got a few responses asking for a few pages or chapters and in the end had two ask for my full manuscript. After months of waiting and countless nights of stressing, I got back my rejection letters.
I was thrilled, believe it or not. While I was sad I was not offered representation, I had the chance for real agents to review my book. I got some very positive feed back and some tips on how to fix the problems in my novel.
I let that digest and began thinking of how to tackle the issues. I knew my characters were not strong enough and my voice wavered far too much. It’s been a long time, and I’ve been focusing my time on trying to flesh out my world and my characters. Life caught up with me, and I unfortunately took a step back from my work, but I’ve renewed my determination to get this right, and am back at it. I’ve set a small goal of writing at least 750 words a day, to keep my momentum going, but I don’t want to stop there. That’s my bare minimum, even if I can only put 30 minutes or an hour in, I want to hit that goal, and I think that’s important for you to do.
On Friday I picked up 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by Rachel Aaron(Rachel Bach,) and while I have not finished the book yet, I have to say the advice in there is something that all aspiring writers should take to heart, and for only $0.99 it’s a steal.
More to come soon!
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