Some days, a little inspiration or a little kick in the pants is SUCH a good thing.
Yesterday, I got a kick in the pants from my good friend Maggie (in New York) who basically said, "Get that book published!" I sighed and said, (insert whiny voice) "I'm trying!" waah. I got of the phone and went back to work revising my revision of a novel I *thought* was already finished! (I am determined to cut out all of the unnecessary words.) My mantra this week: "I try to leave out the parts that people skip." ~Elmore Leonard
Today, I started with a little blog hopping. I paused on www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog and read "How I Got My Agent: Kiersten White."
She sent out 50 letters before snagging an agent. FIFTY! (insert my smile and sigh of relief) AND, now she has a book coming out with HarperTeen, her dream publishing house. MINE TOO!!
So, I thought, maybe she and I should be friends.
I went and checked out her blog: http://www.kierstenwrites.blogspot.com/ with the full intention of saying, "Hey, loved your article on Guide to Literary Agents... wanna be my friend?" But when I saw how great her blog was (check out the halarious video posted there this week) and saw that she has over 400 blog followers, I thought... maybe I've turned into a stalker? Scary. So, I chickened out and didn't ask her to be my friend. Instead, I became a follower of her blog. I'm a dork.
But at least I'm inspired to finish my revision and send out another batch of letters. I will get an agent and I will get published, hopefully with my dream house: HarperTeen.