Your Smile On Fire

...from the song Xavia

still haven't sent those query letters...

Hello! Spring break is here!

Woot woot!


In other news, I'm at the marvelous word count of 10,570 for my novel in progress. And yes, I still need to send out the query letters for my last novel. The sad thing about this is that I HAVE THEM ready to go. THEY ARE SITTING ON MY COMPUTER, ready to be emailed or shipped off to wherever they go. And I've had them ready since the beginning of the year. So, uh, why haven't I sent them?

Possible explanations:

  • Most obvious possibility is the fear of rejection. Which is pretty stupid because I'm just assuming rejection anyways.
  • Less obvious is the fear of success, which is rediculous. Because though I have been afraid of MANY MANY MANY things, success has never been one of them.
  • Procrastination. Hm, I never much thought of myself as a procrastinator, but it's possible.
  • THEY AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH. Yep, it's this one.

I always think my writing is the suck. I mean, I like it ok but I never really think it's any good. After I sent Amy my essay I wrote back to her saying how awful I just realized it was, and I sent her another one. Which, by the way, I also thought was pretty awful after I reread it.


But yeah. I should definitely send those letters out.

Published Mar 13 2008, 02:40 PM by jordynt
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jocelynp said:

If you've finished and revised a novel and written query letters, you've come so much further than I! You've worked so hard, and I am so impressed. Go, go and send them!

March 13, 2008 5:26 PM


Oct. 15 [going to work soon] [two school essays due; majorly nervous about both] [remember when i wrote that short story where the girl said "majorly" every other WORD practically? ha]