Maybe it’s the summer heat, but it’s really easy to want to go “Blah…fuggedaboutit” when it comes to writing. Especially when the rejections keep stacking up.
So I was pleased to see a lot of “not giving up” blog posts recently:
Author/Agent Mandy Hubbard: On When to Give Up…
Writer Unboxed: My Best Advice
I thought this was valuable info, from Agent Mary Kole, about when you may need to put your current project to the side: Being Too Close to a Manuscript. (I guess it’s essentially about when to quit, but it’s helpful, not a downer)
And this piece written by author Laura Munson made me feel a whole lot better – 14 unpublished novels and she didn’t give up. She wrote an article for the New York Times’ website and 48 hours later she had a publishing contract for her memoirs.
Second book trailer for Sherry Ficklin’s YA novel Foresight, coming out this September. I can’t wait to read the ARC later this summer!
Poets and Writers just launched a new literary agents’ database. Looks like it’s kinda small now, but I’m sure it’ll grow over time.
Now if the DC area can just experience a cold front, I’d be a happy camper. Days of 90+ degrees and high humidity = ew.