Thursday, May 19, 2011

Considering a journey

Hi all,

I still haven't heard anything else from the agents that I queried.  I sent another email yesterday to an agent and I'm being patient.  They say that for most after 30 days if you haven't heard anything; you can consider yourself rejected.  It's so modern, if they can't find the time to reject you, they just ignore it and you reject yourself.  Kinda lazy in my opinion, but that's alright.  Agents are quite busy.

I'm finishing out the first week of my summer classes.  It's much more work than I originally thought it would be.  I've been very distracted and kinda stressed out about things.  Not finding time to relax or write.  I've been thinking about what to do when I graduate.  I was looking into a program called BUNAC, which helps US citizens over the age of 18 find jobs overseas.  They captured my interest because they work in New Zealand, which is my dream country to visit, though I admit I don't know much about it.  "The Lord of the Rings" was filmed there and ever since I saw the first movie, I fell in love with the beautiful country.  I'm considering going there after I graduate.  But it scares the crap out of me and I'm not sure that I could do it.  Be away from my friends and family for so long.  I would love to be the first in my family to travel and live overseas for a while.  I don't know.  It's just an option for after I graduate.  Nothing definite.

Haven't been doing any writing lately.  I've got some nasty writer's block, though I hate that phrase.  I don't know... Stress is doing strange things to me.  Any ideas on how to get past this writing block?

In Christ,
Krista

2 comments:

  1. Write something different and new. Try a perspective you haven't tried before or doing a bit in all dialogue or no dialogue at all. A different genre. Something you haven't done before and is bound to give you a challenge.

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  2. I agree with Jessica's suggestions about getting past writers' block. I get way too perfectionistic and these sorts of writing exercises take me out of that trap and free me quite a lot.

    I will pray about your New Zealand possibility. God will show you what you are supposed to do!

    God bless,
    Tracy

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