So, I’ve been in a hella slump with life lately. Reading slump, writing slump, query slump, exercise slump…
Quick update on the query process: I’m probably doing it wrong 😂
I’ve read a lot of advice that encourage writers to query in batches of five and wait for feedback. Which makes so much sense. Unless you’re me and have absolutely no chill or self-control and just go nuts querying everyone.
Okay, okay, I’ll give myself a modicum of credit and say I’ve put weeks and weeks and weeks of research into who I’m querying and I’m very intentional about why I’m querying them, I’m just AWFUL about waiting to query this list I’ve worked so hard on.
With all that said, right now I have one full MS out and a partial, which I am SO EXCITED ABOUT. But I’ve also received a ton of rejection.
AND DAMN, REJECTION HURTS SO MUCH. It really does. No one likes to be rejected and having it be about something so personal feels like sending out a nude and receiving a nice but cold rejection letter.
But each rejection gets easier. I’m holding out faith that what’s meant to be is exactly what will happen with my work and I’m trying to believe that every rejection brings me one step closer to the acceptance.
I’ve also been putting so much into this process that I’m kind of lost in the forest and not seeing the trees. I would sit down to write and end up in a rabbit hole of query tracker.
And I’ve had a lot of ideas for my next story (like tons and tons and tons) but none of them screamed at me like I originally experienced with my first MS.
Then last night, I HAD MY NEXT IDEA AND THE CHARACTERS ARE SCREAMING AT ME AND WON’T LET ME NOT WRITE THEIR STORY RIGHT NOW.
And it feels so good! I’m writing a story outside of the Tongue-Tied (current MS) world, which I didn’t see coming because I do have series plan for it, and it feels so fresh and exciting and revitalizing.
I’ve also been reading some great, light rom-coms by Jana Aston and it is the most delicious brain candy and just what I’ve been needing.
So, that’s kind of it. A lot of pieces in my life are so up in the air, but I’m so glad to have found a fresh thread of a story to chase.