How are you?
I’m doing pretty good. Thanks for asking. =)
So, I figured it was time for an update since my last ACTUAL blog post was a month ago. Sharing links doesn’t count. If I had to describe the past month in one sentence, it would be…
Yep. Happens to the best of us! I don’t know if it was the anxiety of waiting for responses from literary agents, or just the fact that I had been writing so much for a long period of time previously. Maybe I needed a break? Who knows? Basically, everything I sat down to write never made it past a page, and I ended up getting very frustrated. Last week however, I did write seven pages of a short story. So that felt very good. I’m not sure if it’s going to actually turn into anything, but I’m trying to not put a lot of pressure on it. I know that I’m having a hard time moving away from the world that my novel takes place in and writing something different. You’re probably thinking, “Just write the sequel Christine!” Well, I stomp my feet at you random stranger. I’m just not ready yet. I don’t feel recharged enough.
Which brings me to my main reason for writing this “Breathing & Moving Forward” post. Due to my overwhelming feelings of claustrophobia I’ve been spending some time near water, which you can see in the pretty pictures. Breathing fresh air and allowing myself to see the bigger picture always makes me feel better. I know in due time, the gears in my head will start operating at full speed again.
I’ll be sending out another ten query letters this week because the six week mark is today. I ended up getting a total of 4 rejection letters, and 6 “no responses.” I would much rather get 10 rejection letters. I hate not hearing anything, but oh well! I know how important it is to continue moving forward. I’m still grasping onto my positivity as fuel!
Wish me luck!
Until next time,