2nd time lucky?

It’s been a bit of a freak weekend over here weather. Hot sunshine in October?! Very weird indeed. Just when I was ready for boots, I had to get out my crops again. Despite the warmth, I managed to have a productive weekend writing wise. In fact, I got my book ready to send out to agents. Eek.

This will be the second time I’ve tried to secure an agent in the hopes I can get a publishing deal. I’m nervous. On one hand, I feel a bit more confident as I have been through it once and I survived. I even got a couple of nibbles although no bites. Plus since then I have started this little blog and have done a lot more writing as well as putting a lot of my dreams “out there” and receiving a ton of support from you lovely people. However, it’s still a huge step to send out the emails and letters. To have someone critiquing my work. To have someone decide if my dreams will come true or not.

But I’m going to do it. Because if I don’t try I’ll never get there. I love my story. I’ve enjoyed writing it and I’m excited to see what the response will be. Am I hopeful? A little bit but mostly, I’m making sure I approach this with my head and not my heart. And I’m prepared for rejection. A great big ton of it πŸ™‚

That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t accept some luck from the universe so here we go, finger’s crossed!



32 thoughts on “2nd time lucky?”

  1. Best of luck!!! It’s difficult and scary with the agent thing. Been there, done that, now I have to do it again since my agent left the industry. Hang in there during the ups and downs. πŸ™‚

  2. My fingers are also crossed for you! You’re right about blogging, of course; it’s impossible not to write, think things through and respond to feedback here without having a shift in both thinking and expression!

  3. Best of luck finding an agent! I know it’s tough out there (I’ve worked in publishing for a few years and am currently looking for a new editor position) but the more you persist, the better chance you have. Even the best authors had to wait for their shot but I’m sure yours will come, and looking for an agent is the best way to make sure you get a proper deal (providing the agent themselves is not a scam).

    Side note (in case you ever consider this): Never give in to self-publishing. Or try to put it off for as long as you can. Publishing is a very shady industry at times but self-publishing is definitely a very easy way to get scammed and I know a few companies to definitely stay away from.

    Anyway, not sure if that warning was relevant or not but I tell it to everyone I meet who is a writer. As a writer myself, I hate to see someone get cheated after putting so much effort into something.

    But good luck again! And keep us posted on how things go! πŸ™‚

  4. The best of luck to you! And remember, so many great books have been rejected a number of times before becoming blockbuster smashes. Stay positive, we all believe in you!

  5. Very best of luck with this. It would be fanastic to hear that yu have succeded and your effort has paid off. Your Blog is excellent and engaging so I have a sneaking suspicion that success will come knocking at your door

      1. `had to delete it due to some careless people bullying me and me stupidly giving them the url. Plus I needed a blogging break anyway to find out the next steps. I will be back blogging in the next few weeks and will be doing more columny-style posts! πŸ™‚ I’ll give you the URL when it’s up & running! Jules

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