Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Burning Out

This submissions process is the pits. Another rejection today. There's got to be a better way! It isn't about my ego; it's business. Now I know why people self-publish. Maybe I should just go that route, even though the potential returns aren't nearly as good. Either that or box them up and forget it. Truth is, I am burning out. (I'm fighting illness and age, so I'm not sure I'm up to it now.)

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I am about ready to start another round of submitting my novels to agents/publishers. One online system has gone down. It was the one I had been aiming for, for three of my novels. I prefer to use the internet method over the USPS snail mail. The cost of printing and mailing quickly add up, especially when there are five novels and one is twice the size of any one of the others. One at a time would have been easier, but I had to learn the ropes and prepare the documents.

I'm working with a handicap: I'm not a salesman. You have to sell yourself and your work. That just isn't who I am, nor is it someone I want to become. I thought that was the job of "agents" but now it appears that we need agents to submit to "agents".
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8:36:00 PM CDT

Still feeling burned out and still recuperating from tripping in my bedroom last week, I need to get new shoes with non-Velcro-like rubber soles: Comfort vs. Safety. The stairs are hardest for my knees, a lingering issue from the fall, but there is daily improvement.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:21:00 PM CDT

2 comments:

Dee said...

I am about ready to start another round of submitting my novels to agents/publishers. One online system has gone down. It was the one I had been aiming for, for three of my novels. I prefer to use the internet method over the USPS snail mail. The cost of printing and mailing quickly add up, especially when there are five novels and one is twice the size of any one of the others. One at a time would have been easier, but I had to learn the ropes and prepare the documents.

I'm working with a handicap: I'm not a salesman. You have to sell yourself and your work. That just isn't who I am, nor is it someone I want to become. I thought that was the job of "agents" but now it appears that we need agents to submit to "agents".

Dee said...

Still feeling burned out and still recuperating from tripping in my bedroom last week, I need to get new shoes with non-Velcro-like rubber soles: Comfort vs. Safety. The stairs are hardest for my knees, a lingering issue from the fall, but there is daily improvement.