Hey, is it June already?? Well you know what that means if you're a writer in the blogosphere ... time for :
LOL....oops.... wrong picture. *ahem*
Yep, there we go. First Wednesday of every month, writers are talking about insecurities and sharing hopes, fears, advice, and encouragement. You don't need an invite, just head over to Alex J Cavanaugh's blog, sign up, and share a post!
I've got my first page from a brand new project up on Dianne Salerni'sand Marcy Hatch's blog today. Open for comments and suggestions. I tried something really new with this project so I'm a little bit anxious (and nervous) to see how it comes off.
Here on my blog, though, I want to know your thoughts and feelings on some of what we go through as writers. This is in response to Rachelle Gardner's post yesterday on 13 Things You May Not Know About Agents. First of all, I adore Rachelle's blog and wealth of info for writers. She's amazing, and most of you probably follow her already. But yesterday's post was one of those big THANK YOU FOR POSTING posts that made me smile. It's so easy to become consumed with our own gigs, we forget what it's like for the others around us.
Rachelle ended her post asking writers what agents should know about them, and she got a ton of feedback (of course.) Here was my fave from Terri Patrick:
What agents need to remember about writers:
1. We don’t want to be agents.
2. Most of us are not editors.
3. Few of us grasp marketing or are comfortable in public.
4. We put in tons of hours and still have to get our paychecks doing something not writing related.
5. Contracts make our eyes cross.
6. We’d rather be reading.
7. We don’t understand why everyone is not totally enthralled with reading.
8. We don’t want to read everything published by a publisher we’d like as our publisher to determine how to write for that publisher.
9. We love our stories and want to share them. We know this is not a career path to be in for the money.
10. We know there are easier ways to make money so we write for the love of the story.
11. As writers, we totally “GET” the business model of publishing has many layers and we really don’t want to deal with that, so we accept pennies on the price of books sold.
12. We’d rather go to the movies.
13. Our writing career doesn’t keep us awake at night, our stories do.
Isn't that great?? Do you have anything to add?
Oh and this pic has been making its way around the blogoshpere and since I just saw the film yesterday:
(can't decide who I'm in love with more ... ho-hum ... decisions, decisions ....)