Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Roller Coaster Writer


Get an idea for your next book from an everyday event that you really look at for the first time.

Read a craft book. Figure out why your last scene sucked.

Write 2k words on your Work-in-Progress in one day.

Plan out the next scene to write tomorrow.

Send out  five queries. Get one form rejection within the hour.

Read a blog and write a great comment. Get an appreciative response from the blogger.

Write another 2k words.

Go to a chapter meeting. Afterwards, go for drinks and chat with other writers.

Get a critique from your most trusted partner saying she hates your heroine.

Judge a dismal contest entry, then spend hours trying to be nice.

Get another form rejection.

Write 12k words in three days. Battle with a family member over time spent at the computer.

Get a request for partial. Reply promptly.  Wait, wait, wait, and wait some more. And give up.

Celebrate a friend's sale. Hope her good luck will rub off.

Get a request for a full. Reply promptly. Get a form rejection within three days.

Write a blog and get more comments than ever before.

Get a phone call from your favorite agent. Dream big.

Who needs a roller coaster when you're a writer?

3 comments:

Ty-shaun Aristoph Coles said...

This is an very good post! I took so much from it that I'm stuck in awe. Thank you for this post. O, I'd also like to talk to you via e-mail, when you have the time.

Chow

Mona Risk said...

I was wondering if this was what I should do and then realized it was what you did. WOW It's a lesson in perseverance.

Josie said...

LOL! Joan, your life sounds a lot like mine. You must be a writer!