Oct 2, 2013

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Confidence

I opened my latest version of my query template for Mobius and Aurora, thinking, “this time, I’m really going to make this thing good, because I know it sucks.” But then I read it, and it sounded really good. It sounded just like a book I would have picked up on a shelf in a heartbeat. This happens to me a lot. I go into prior work thinking I’ve just got to go in and improve what I did, because it stinks, ┬ábut I actually read it again, and I really like it. I remember how much sweat and tears went into it, because I’m always working to improve my craft.

I know there’s a saying that goes something like, those who are truly talented are never satisfied, while those with no talent think their work is the greatest thing in the world. But honestly, when enough hard work and dreams gets put into something, it’s always something to be proud of. I’ve been really low on confidence lately, especially with certain recent events and the rejection by an agent who requested some of my work, but I realized that I have to remember how far I’ve come. I’m a good writer… like really good. It’s just something I know, because I’ve worked really hard. Yes, I have a lot to learn, and I’m happy to become an even better writer, but I want to try to remember the long road I’ve taken to get to this point in my “career.”

Needless to say, I made very few changes to my template before sending out new queries today. Here’s hoping I get a bite this time!

 

 

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