In case you missed the announcement at The Unpublished Writers' Guide to Survival (or you missed it over at Alexia Chamberlynn's blog), some people having a Twitter pitch party where you use the hashtag #pitmad* and tweet your pitches. After which, I assume, anyone who likes your pitch will get in touch with you. Personally, the idea scares the bejeebers out of me.
In other news, I had submissions out to three publishers. The two for Dying Embers have... well... died. As far as I can tell, Djinnocide is still alive at Harper Voyager. Just as well, I guess, since I'm going to be a busy beaver soon. (And that's the story I'm sticking with - like Aesop's fox who didn't want those sour grapes anyway.)
The reality of it, though, is that no matter how busy I think I'm going to be, I'll always have time to work. (Or, if there's a contract involved, I'll make the time to work.) My problem, though, is right now I'm thoroughly unmotivated. I don't have anything driving me to get writing done. Yeah, it's there. And yeah, I still love it. But no, it's not motivating me on its own. Must be the Mid-winter Malaise has me in its dastardly clutches.
If you need postage, buy 'forever stamps' TODAY. Stamps go up by a penny over the weekend, and if you get the 'forever stamps', they still work for the higher rate. Who knows what the freight rates will be. :shrug: Last year they went up like 8 cents for the lowest cost Media Mail package. Bleh. I know it's only 8 cents, but they're nickel-n-diming me to death.
What's going on in your world? Any this or that to share?
*corrected after Janet pointed out I had it wrong. D'oh.
FYI - I understood the hashtag to be #pitmad - there's lots happening over on the Twitterverse with that hashtag, B.E.ReplyDelete
You know I have my fingers crossed for you with Harper - saw on FB that they had supposedly sent out first rounds of rejections and you're still there. I know you'll find the time and motivation if that baby comes home :)
Winter motivation - oxymoron?
Thanks, Janet! I totally brainfarted out there. It's fixed now. And thanks for keeping your fingers crossed. =o)ReplyDelete
LOL, yep. Total oxymoron.
I think we all go through periods where our motivation isn't where we'd like it to be. (And cold, gray winter days certainly don't help!)ReplyDelete
Did you follow-up on Embers? Or was it a "no response means no" submission. (I HATE those!)
I think Sleeping Ugly is a fabulous concept. I'M excited about it....I hope you will be again soon.
Exactly, Unknown. The winter kills my motivation almost every year. I didn't have to follow up on Embers - they were very prompt with their rejections. ;o) Thanks for being excited about Sleeping Ugly. I'm still excited about the story - just not excited about sitting down to actually write it.ReplyDelete
I am crossing my fingers for you with Harper. I reeeeeally hope you get good news!ReplyDelete
And if you need motivation, give me your number. I will hound you until you want to throttle me through the phone ;) Muah hahahahahah! =P
Thanks for the stamps info. Unfortunately, it just started snowing here again, so all of Virginia has shut down. *rolls eyes*