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tiny
09-03-2005, 12:17 AM
No more excuses. No more whining. No more putting it off because of easier things to do. I will write a synopsis. I will write a query. I will put together a list of agents to submit my manuscript to. By Christmas. It will be my gift to myself... My stomach hurts. I think I'll lay down.

-chris

OneTeam OneDream
09-03-2005, 12:35 AM
No more excuses. No more whining. No more putting it off because of easier things to do. I will write a synopsis. I will write a query. I will put together a list of agents to submit my manuscript to. By Christmas. It will be my gift to myself... My stomach hurts. I think I'll lay down.

-chris


Good Luck. Trust me, when you write that last sentence on your first draft, you will breathe a sigh of relief and have a feeling of accomplishment, because face it, you just wrote a book! It is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

tiny
09-03-2005, 12:44 AM
Trouble is, I have the book written. A million drafts, edits, rewrites, tweeking, beta readers. I've just been a big baby about writing the synopsis.

And let's face it, it's so easy to say you haven't been rejected when you just haven't tried. I'm giving myself a big time frame because time related stress makes me shut down.

I actually have three books (don't throw stuff at me), two which are no where near ready to submit. But publicly proclaiming that I will do this might just force me to.

-chris

OneTeam OneDream
09-03-2005, 12:48 AM
Trouble is, I have the book written. A million drafts, edits, rewrites, tweeking, beta readers. I've just been a big baby about writing the synopsis.

And let's face it, it's so easy to say you haven't been rejected when you just haven't tried. I'm giving myself a big time frame because time related stress makes me shut down.

I actually have three books (don't throw stuff at me), two which are no where near ready to submit. But publicly proclaiming that I will do this might just force me to.

-chris


And I can guarantee the great people here at AW will hold you to it!

Make sure to use all of the great resources here, they are everywhere!

tiny
09-04-2005, 07:32 AM
Okay, I started my research. My hardcore research that is. Listing agents, checking, reading. Set up a spreadsheet. Woohoo. I'm setting my sights way high. I just can't decide - should I go for an agent or submit directly to publishers who accept manuscripts? Hmmm...

-chris

KTC
09-04-2005, 07:43 AM
Good luck to you! I always stop after the manuscript is finished and move on to the next one. The other tasks have always seemed to daunting for me. Good luck. Push yourself. Oh, and Merry Christmas to you!

tiny
09-04-2005, 08:28 AM
I have to do it. I have to submit. I've spent the last fifteen years of my life flittering from one thing to another. It started in college. One major after another. Took me almost six years to graduate because I had so many classes that just didn't count toward the major I was puttering in at the moment.

Then, just when I thought I would continue on in school, I opened a pottery studio. I did that for a while. Moderate success, though I never really put myself out there. I have a few pieces sitting in collections at museums, but never entered too many shows. I started to sculpt. It was fun. Made tiles. Gave lessons. When I began training in a martial art, I threw myself into it and shut down my studio. Earned my pretty belt and got certified to teach. Still, I felt like I was drifting. And living in my own head.

Do you ever lay in bed and try to push your dreams in a certain direction? I do. I retreat behind my eyes and push people around like pawns on a chess board. It keeps me up. But now, since they're all on paper, I can sleep. The nightmares are subsiding.

I need to find my place. I hope it's between the covers of a book.

-chris

tiny
09-07-2005, 02:50 AM
Boy was I waxing poetic up there..... blabbity bla.

Oh, I wrote my query. Wooohoo. Finally.

-chris

tiny
09-20-2005, 06:16 AM
I submitted some shorts. I can't wait for those rejections to roll in. Woohoo.


-chris, officially no longer a virgin.

tiny
10-04-2005, 04:38 AM
I did it. I finished the final polish and submitted my novel for rejection.

-chris

(by the way, just submitting for me was huge, almost made me physically ill to do it)

Honey Nut Loop
10-04-2005, 04:42 AM
go you. Woo hooo :PartySmil

tiny
10-04-2005, 04:52 AM
A party, for me?

Thank you, thank you. Have a banana :banana:

Storyteller5
10-15-2005, 10:00 AM
Yay! Congrats on taking the step and submitting. Christmas is my goal too! :)

September skies
10-15-2005, 10:05 AM
Yes! You did it. Now, don't you feel good?
:Clap: