Breathing & Moving Forward!

IMG_6904 Hey people! (Meant to be said in Michelle Tanner’s voice)

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…

Writer’s block.

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.

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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,

Christine

Gail Simone is Awesome!

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For those of you who don’t know, Gail Simone’s last issue (#34) of Batgirl was released about two weeks ago. I’m a huge fan of Batgirl, and a lot of that has to do with Gail Simone’s awesome writing. So when I reviewed Issue #34 on Bleeding Cool I tweeted it to her in the hopes that she’d see it. Well, she did! She retweeted it and responded.Β You can imagine how happy I was. I really appreciate artists that notice their fans, and she is great at that. It was super cool to get so many favorites and retweets. (I love Twitter.) Definitely an awesome day! Anyway, I wanted to share the screencap I took while I screamed with joy, on here. Also, here’s a link to the review if you’re interested! =)

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http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/08/15/lets-take-a-moment-to-thank-gail-simone-for-batgirl-and-for-creating-new-readers/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

“Contemplating the D20 – The Writer Becomes Dungeon Master” on Bleeding Cool!

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Hey guys,

So as you know, I’ve been reviewing a few comic book series on Bleeding Cool. A couple weeks ago I wrote up an original piece about my experience being a first time Dungeon Master. I’m really proud of this post. Take a look!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/08/08/contemplating-the-d20-the-writer-becomes-dungeon-master/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook