Monday, February 12, 2007

Life Goes On

It's raining here today and the weather suits my mood. I really shouldn't be in a crappy mood. I have a great life. A wonderful family. An adoring husband. My health. No real financial worries to speak of. Three kitty cats who make me laugh. A three year old nephew who thinks it's amusing to jump on me when I'm sleeping.

But I'm having one of those moments as a writer where I'm ready for my ship to come in. I'm tired of waiting. I want a sale and I want it now. I want two or three sales, really. Multi-book contracts with several houses. My name in print. Etc. Etc.

Obviously, that isn't about to happen today. So I push on, keep writing the best story I can and produce work that is at the top of my game. I can't site one particular incident that brought me to this point - it's been a combination of things. As writers, I imagine we all feel this way once in a while, right?

Tell me I'm not alone.

PS. My family, upon seeing the horrid weather forecast for their return home, has extended their stay by a week. Tough love begins today when I shut myself in my office to write and ignore them until I'm ready to rejoin the general population.

11 comments:

  1. You're not alone. I have had a top agent for over a year. She is shopping the second manuscript that she thought would go in a few weeks. It's been five months. Every Monday I think, "this could be the week." Every Friday I have to face that it's not.

    It's tough.

    Teri

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  3. (((Kristen))) I bet your ship is closer than you think :)

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  4. Waiting sucks. I'm sorry.

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  5. Nope, you're not alone. I'm having the exact same feelings today.

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  6. Sucky weather always makes me glum too. It's been overcast all day in north Florida. Hang in there, kristen. What you're feeling, we all go through.

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  7. Hang in there. Persist and endure. Nice that you have a support network...

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  8. No, you aren't alone, and it's not only for the unpublished as you have noticed by my whining on the Agency Sistah loop. My ship came in, then went back out to see with the promise to come back to port. Where is it??
    Shannon

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  9. Oh for sure. SOmetimes I think you are too hard on yourself, like you won't let yourself feel the natural disappointment. It totally stinks that you aren't in print. I've said it many times but I'll say it again. You are an awesome writer. They are morons for not picking up your books so far, and the stuff that IS out there in print is mostly nowhere as good as your writing. One day that darn nut HAS to crack. Tap, tap, tap!

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  10. Kristen - you're not alone. We've all had those days - months. It's so frustrating. Take that anger and frustration and pour it into some writing. When I did that - I ended up writing the manuscript that got my agent's attention. Use the anger to your good.

    It will happen for you, Kristen - you're close. You're a GH finalist. You're talented.

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  11. I am so so right there with you right now. Good luck!

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