Monday, August 31, 2009

Today is one of those days when I'm not quite sure what I want to say, but feel compelled to post anyway. It's been a crazy week. Our camper suffered damage due to high winds--now fixed. Our older dog had a stroke--she's doing way, way better now though. My rejection list topped 55--a number that makes me cringe.

I know it shouldn't. I know if God plans for my book to be published it will be. Regardless of publishing trends. Regardless of gate-keepers that only look for particular types of books and base their acceptances and rejections on a one-page letter, having never laid eyes on any of my actual writing.

I am doing the only thing I can--I'm writing. Working on my second book. Writing short stories as they come to me. Sending queries and researching markets. Trying my best to act on faith.

Oh, I didn't mean for this post to be a bummer. I'm still bustin' over the news that I made Editor's Choice in The Absent Willow Review (they make the official announcement tomorrow!). And one of my bestest writer friends is getting a contract with an epublisher for her first novel--I'm SO excited for her! Once I get the official OK from her, I'll post all about it. And follow that by nagging everyone to order the book! :)

OK, so I'll finish up with a video...a seriously old one. This is a song I grew up listening to on my Dad's records--yep, actual vinyl. Magic and can ya not love this song!


KM Wilsher said...

Kat, I love the honesty here at Finding Angel. I didn't get "bummer" out of this at all.

I am squirming with excitement over The Absent Willow Review and chompin at the bit to hear the story of the epublisher.

Gotta love this song - yep love vinyl memories!

Shawna K. Williams said...

Personally, I think there needs to be a changing of the guard as far as the gatekeepers are concerned. Just my two cent.