Monday, December 19, 2011

Gratitude, an epiphany and a publishing opportunity

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who commented on my last post.  Your comments were helpful and encouraging and just what I needed.  Thank you so much.  I took a week off and while I'm still having a rough time getting momentum on my WIP I think I figured out why.  If it hadn't been for your comments I wouldn't have given myself a break and perhaps wouldn't have figured out the reason for my funk.

So here's my epiphany.  All the work I've been doing on my WIP has somewhere inside made me feel like I'd given up on SEEDS.  And somewhere inside I wasn't prepared to do that.  I still believe in SEEDS.  I still think it's a good well-written story that deserves to be published.  I've got to somehow strike a balance where I put time into finding a home for SEEDS while still doing work on my WIP.  That's going to be tough.  Finding time to blog and work on the WIP while taking care of two young kiddos with all that entails is tough enough.  I'm not sure where I'm going to find the extra minutes and hours it takes to ferret out possible agents/publishing options for SEEDS, but it seems I'm going to have to try unless I want my writing to be on permanent hiatus (shudder).

On a semi-related note Dragon Moon Press is open for submissions for the month of December.  They are only looking for novel length (85,000 to 110,000 words) fantasy, but if you have a manuscript that fits those specifications this is a great opportunity.  Their submission guidelines are very specific, so if you're interested go here and read them carefully before submitting.  It was this tidbit of news and my subsequent submission of SEEDS that led to my little epiphany about the reasons for my funk.  I hope you find it similarly helpful in your pursuit of your writing dreams.  Good luck!


Old Kitty said...

Awww Angie!! I think if you have faith in SEEDS then it's a good story worth pursuing and preserving with! Good for you! I have everything crossed for SEEDS!! Hoorah!

I hope you find a comfortable equilibrium with everything. I say blogging is the last on the list though - cos it's very very time consuming!

Take care and all the best!

Anne said...

Good Luck! Keep believing in yourself.

prerna pickett said...

glad you got out of your funk! Good luck with juggling life. I know how it is-tough, but you can do it. And don't overdo it. Figure out what's more important, blogging or finishing another chapter.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I wish you all the luck in the world in finding time to fit it all in! (Just keep telling yourself that as soon as Christmas is over, it'll be a bit easier. :)) It's amazing how much time everything takes, isn't it?