Wednesday, March 4, 2015
IWSG - Finding The Way Out of the Slush
Today is another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month and is run by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. This is a place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds. The awesome co-hosts today are Chemist Ken, Suzanne Sapseed, and Shannon Lawrence!
I'm in the middle of querying right now.
I've lost track of what round I'm on, but I feel like I'm really getting closer. But at the same time, I feel like I'm stuck in the slush pile and feeling a bit insecure about it. It can just be hard for all of the rejection, but at the same time I've had a little progress and I'm still waiting.
Patience is hard.
I'm worried that I'm not good enough to be plucked from the slush pile and I'm going to be stuck there for a long time. I'm insecure about not making it as a writer. I don't want to be famous or rich from writing, but I do want to be read. I'd like to be a published author. And I'm not gonna give up. Even if I'm a bit lonely in the slush.
The good news is that I've finally decided on what my next writing project will be and I'm very glad to be starting my new book, "Just About Average", about a girl named Lexi who is an outcast due to a rumor that her ex-best friend, Tristan believes completely and she's heart-broken. I'm hopefully going to start working on it tomorrow! The best thing to do to beat the query blues is to start the next book!