Thursday, January 21, 2010


The day before yesterday I got a fabulous text from my little brother, who proclaimed his anger at me for "leaving him hanging" at the end of my book. And--after having stayed up staying up late into the night reading--how upset he was that he'd have to wait a whole year or so for the sequal to come out.

[insert jumping for joy here...]

I'm sorry, I know he's my brother, so his compliments have to be taken with a grain of salt, but I just feel like beaming every time someone finishes my book and loves it! I know I have work to do, and that the manuscript is a work in progress (and probably always will be up til the moment it is sent to the printers) but its so rewarding hearing positive feedback. It's definitely a much-needed moral booster!

On another note... I sent about 10 query packets out yesterday at the post office. I like sending snail mail queries, because although they take longer and cost more in postage and printing, I'm more likely to get an actual response (be it positive or negative) than I am if I send an email query. You'd think it'd be easy for agents to hit the "reply" button and send back a quick rejection email, but I suppose things aren't always what they seem. Through this process, I've discovered that email querries are very "iffy" on the responses. In contrast, if you include a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with a snail mail query, you're at least guaranteed a standard form rejection letter in return, which I believe, is MUCH better than scanning your email everyday, wondering if you're being rejected or ignored by agents!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Recession Blues

I just heard from my Entertainment Law professor/bonifide-in-house-novelist, Richard Dooling that the publishing and entertainment world is TIGHT right now. Apparently the recession is effecting even the celebrities ( : Boooo. While this bit of news makes me feel better that I haven't recieved any nibbles on my book yet, it doesn't help at all with my impatience!

Economy... start looking up, please?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Nothing new to report...

So I realize that having a vacation and time away from school should mean that I have MORE time to blog and do the other useless, non-responsible things in life... but alas--as I'm sure is the case with many people--time away from "life" basically equates to "time away from everything" for me. I have this outstanding inability to want to do anything--even get out of bed before noon--when I have big month long Christmas break out of school. Its pathetic, really, I'm well aware. I suppose I'm just the kind of perosn that can focus on many things at one time, but can't handle having NOTHING to do! Alas, its a curse! Hence, the blogging silence for a month. I'm sorry, dear fans (if, indeed you're even out there at all) I was enjoying a much-deserved month long break from law school!

However, the good news (if you can call it good news) is that there is nothing new to report! Oh sure, I recieved a few more rejections... brining the running rejection total up to mere hinky dinky 7... but other than that, all is silent on the home front.

I do have to say that I get rather sick of all this waiting (oh, didn't anyone ever tell you?? I'm not a very patient person!) It's just horrible not knowing whether they aren't responding because they haven't actually read my material yet, or they just rejected my stuff without bothering to tell me. It's quite frustrating at times. I wish they would just reject me and be done with it so I can move on to bigger fish! But no such luck in this industry, I tell you!

So as time continues to tick away in this wonderful waiting game, I just wanted to wish you all a belated happy new year and to tell you good luck with all your well-intended new years resolutions! Mine will be to blog on this site more often... we'll see how long THAT one lasts...