Driving, Nervous Breakdowns, And The Glory That Is Fall Break

Hello!! Yes, I am still here! I do apologize for the long dry spell, but the truth is, I simply haven’t had much to say for the past couple of weeks. That’s not to suggest that I am suddenly bursting with news for you, but I figured it would be good to at least update you on what’s been going on.

First of all, Rob and I have been out of town more in the past six weeks than in the rest of the year put together. It’s been really fun, because we’ve gotten to see a lot of our out-of-town friends and we’ve been doing some super fun stuff (this past weekend, we got to go to the beach!) but still. We are exhausted, and the cat isn’t speaking to us because we keep leaving her at the house for days on end with nothing to do but play with her stuffed parrot.

Secondly, while we were at the beach this weekend, I had a little bit of an episode about life. Just life, you know, in general. No, of course it wasn’t an actual nervous breakdown, but Rob did have to talk me down from the proverbial ledge about a couple of things, including The Book.

As you may have guessed from my lack of posting, I am still not published. You know, everyone said that getting published is a very long, hard, tedious process, and I think deep down I just didn’t believe them. I thought, Oh sure, it was that way for you, Stephen King and JK Rowling, but for me, it will be different! I will get published in a heartbeat and you can all buy my book for each other for Christmas!

Well.

In the real world, I am still waiting for an editor to decide he or she wants my book. My agent and I have decided to do some hefty revisions on The Clearing before we send it out to another round of editors, which is a daunting prospect to me. The good thing is, almost all the editors who have read it had the same comment: They just didn’t connect to the main character in the right way. So I’ve got to figure out how to make them LOVE her, CARE about her, and not want to put the story down.

Any ideas?

No, really. Any ideas? Because I am at a loss.

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  1. Ansley says:

    Hmmm….I have a great idea…send it to me and I'll read it and you'll have the fresh eyes of a fellow book lover to give you some perspective.

    Just a thought.

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