Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So today I realized I'd invented yet a new way to torture myself...

Yeah. So, you may or may not know that I've been running a writing group on Facebook for a few years. I post inspirational "You can do it!" -type quotes, and other things that can help a beginner writer.  Tonight I posted this quote.

"The only thing more tormenting than writing is not writing."
- CYNTHIA OZICK


I've also been writing the synopsis of my new novel, in preparation for querying agents.  I've been going over what I have, rewriting, sending small bits to my editor, rewriting some more, reworking, and generally trying not to kill my novel's chances, before, well, before it's even got a chance.
This has been going on for weeks now.
I haven't been writing my newest story, I've been doing this. Torturing myself.
This is my first time attempting to publish a book this way. Traditional publishing. This is the thing to do if you're in it for the long haul, if you want to be an author as a career, if you want to keep publishing, and be successful and maybe pay the rent and and utility or two.
I think I've let my fear of failure stop me from sending out query letters.
I keep polishing. I think the damn thing's near ready.
Okay. I am going to do this.
No more procrastinating.

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