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Months!

It's been months since I posted here! I haven't had too much to say. A few months ago, I believe in December, I got a promising request from a publisher to see the full manuscript of my first book, MIXED FEELINGS. I was excited and terrified.

The publisher was incredibly nice when she rejected me, not just in tone, but also in how helpful and honest she was in her critiques. Really, everything she said I had feared as true before even sending the book out. All the issues she mentioned were things I'd seen in the work, but hoped to be just me over critiquing myself. She suggested I take some time to craft the book better and resubmit after it's done.

I was crushed! Not really because of the rejection, but mainly because of my own battle with shame. I went through a few weeks where I beat myself up and questioned my writing because I felt so gross for sending out a manuscript I knew was sub par. I spent awhile feeling guilty and stupid for wasting all the agents and publ…