Thursday, July 21, 2011

In which I could be viewed as a stalker

Since we’re on the query train and it seems to be continuing this week I figured I’d make all my truths writing and query related. I think you found out yesterday a lot of my TYPE A personality… my structure, so on and so forth. But here’s the rest.

1. I am not a procrastinator. Many of you email me throughout the day so you know this. I have to have a deadline or structure. Even if it’s sitting at home for the weekend. I must know in advance. Yeah… I’m that girl.

2. I twitter like there is no tomorrow. Yes. I watch agents. I see how their moods are. If their genre choice changes. I want that query ready to go in their hands at the right moment. Sometimes it works… sometimes it doesn’t.

3. Blogger is addicting. As are the agent blogs within them. I will read entry after entry on why you’re being rejected, to the perfect query letter. They have such knowledge (because naturally they know what you want). I may have not cared at the beginning but now it’s all I think about.

4. For the love of funny. I love agent blogs who are downright hysterical… Case in point: Getting past the gatekeeper. Her honesty and funnies keep me going back for more.

5. In which I dream. Yes I dream about being agented. I’m one of those BIG believers. The one’s where the agents loves you so much they fly to see you. Hey, it’s happened before. I can at least live through someone.

So what are your truths?

28 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

The truth is, I can be a huge procrastinator. I over-think things and stress about it until I'm forced to make a decision. I hate that about myself and have tried to change, but it never seems to work.

I'm also very uninspired right now and am having fits with my story that's due in 5 weeks. :(

Gail said...

The agent will come when it is time...did that sound wise and encouraging?

stonepost said...

I don't twitter. I don't own a cell phone. My computer is ten years old and I would prefer my Smith-Corona and no, that isn't a cigar. I am so old fashioned that I am waiting for it to become in vogue again. Then I will be at the top of the heap!

Em-Musing said...

My truth is...I'm a writer...I can't stop, nor do I want to. Getting published however, takes tenacity...and I fear I'll fall short.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm addicted to blogging. And comments. And blogger buddies. Haven't stalked anyone yet.

chasing empty pavements said...

My truth is that I fear I don't have the dedication or talent to ever produce a novel worthy enough to be published or read. I talk the talk, but I haven't been able to walk the walk and that's a very scary truth about yourself.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm a type A personality as well. I thought of trying to relax my schedule in July somewhat but I think that lasted a day. I'm down to minute-to-minute agendaing.

Madison said...

I admire your motivation it is inspirational. You Rock!!!

Madison

Bish Denham said...

My truth is I'm finally at a point where I am about to query and feel confident about my writing.

Kathryn Elliott said...

My truth? Lists. Lists get me hot. Even on the most crap-tastic query day, I take great pleasure in crossing off to-do items; even if said item is an agent rejection hanging out there in lit-limbo. I find joy in simple accomplishments.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

There ain't nothing wrong with dreaming. Unless we have a dream, an ambition becomes nothing more than a passing whim.

I would like to have an agent one day, if only to help with the marketing!!

CJ xx

Liz Fichera said...

I have become semi-addicted to Tumblr. There's something about seeing photos and clipart that keeps me intrigued. The brighter and crazier, the better. Oy.

Good luck with the agent search, Jen! It'll happen, girlfriend. :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

Im with you on Blogger and Twitter...I adore both! Have a lovely day, darling
Muah

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i love Getting past the Gatekeeper. When i figured out who she was AND that she had my full MS, i almost peed my pants

Stephen Tremp said...

I like sarcastic witty agent blogs too. Janet Reid is a real hoot ... http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/

Leigh Ann said...

*sigh* My truth is that I've officially caught query fever, even though I've only been writing for eight months. Now I'm mooning around, dreaming about being agented, and writing, and r, a writing some more, even though I'm 98% sure it will never happen.

Miranda Hardy said...

Ok, my truth is I'm not so sure I'd want to go traditionally these days. Everything is rapidly changing.

Jen said...

One of my truths is that I also dream big. Then again it's a truth that I simply want my book to be read and enjoyed. I guess I need to think about this more. Great post!

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like you're all set to go, Jen! Yay! xx

Jemi Fraser said...

There really are so many great agent blogs out there! I've learned so much from them :)

Ellie Garratt said...

The truth is I'm addicted to blogging, and also looking forward to going twitter crazy during my 12-week work break!

Ellie Garratt

Marsha Sigman said...

There is no point in dreaming unless you do it big. I already have my interviews with Matt Louer and David Letterman planned out.

And my Stephen King blurb. And my summer home in Scotland next to J.K....

Marinela Reka said...

Nice site you have here. I love it!

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Jennifer Hillier said...

Keep dreaming, Jen. They do come true.

My truth? I'm tired. Really really tired. But really, really happy. It's a strange, conflicting feeling.

Shelley Sly said...

I love that you're so honest on your blog! I don't think this makes you sound like a stalker. It makes you sound like a normal human being. Most of us do at least half of these things. I certainly love following agent blogs, I learn so much from them!

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Robert Guthrie said...

Just believe...

Samantha Vérant said...

Getting past the gatekeeper is an awesome blog. So is so slush pile hell--cracks me up every Monday!