Monday, October 10, 2011

RIP WIP

It's official. 

My book No System At All is dead.

It's not a teary goodbye. 

It's not a soul crushing burial. I saw the warning signing, and I knew the end was near.

I did 16 drafts, I made it the very best it could be. 

I sent out queries and I beat the average when it comes to agents requests.

I don't look at as a failure.  I look at it as, this just wasn't the book.

Here's the thing, I LEARNED  A LOT!

Looking back I know exactly where the flaws were.  More so, I know it shouldn't take me 16 drafts to write another book.

So it's time to move on to the next book.

And then the one after that.

Interestingly with the death of my manuscript something has happened.

I have a lot of free time.

I'm not cyber stalking agents.

I'm not checking query tracker.

I'm not even researching new agents.

And suddenly I have all this FREE TIME.

I know it's weird right?

So what am I going to do with this free time?

Get back to blogging for a little while.

Read more

Write WAY MORE.

Revise.

Cool huh?  It's like a hugely stressful weight has been lifted.

And you know what? I can't WAIT to start querying my next book. 

Oh the life of an unpublished author... NO PRESSURE.

It's pretty sweet huh.

Blog News:

I'm going to be starting a feature called, "Save yourself the Money." This is where I'm going to post the notes I took from my revision class and any other cool writing stuff I find along the way.

I'm going to return to Music Monday's because I just got a TON of new music and I want to share.



Don't forget to enter my contest  it ends on 10-12 Best of all you get to pick the prize.  Again pretty sweet.

4 comments:

  1. NSAA, you will be missed. And I think it's a great idea to finish another book. I love NSAA, and a trunked novel can always be revisited down the road.

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  2. What a beautiful eulogy. I'm sorry to hear of your book's passing, but it's wonderful that you learned some lessons from it. May it rest in peace :)

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  3. NSAA had a long and fulfilling life. It taught many lessons and opened up many doors, It is moving on to another dimension to inspire new avenues of creativity. And perhaps, someday, it will resurrect in a new and exciting ways. Think Gandolf the Grey resurrecting as the White Wizard. ;) LY

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