Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blog #1-> Yeah I'm original

Well, since it appears as though this is the thing to do for most authors/aspiring authors, I figured what the heck.  It's one way to get published, right?  This summer I completed my first novel, a science fiction novel that I'm having a heck of a time landing an agent for (ok so I'm not really trying all that hard).  Who would have thought that getting a novel published WASN'T easy.  I mean if Hilary Duff, Snookie and Nicole Richie can do it how hard can it be?  Yeaaaahhh.  So far, I've received the standard rejection letters from some of the agents I've queried and complete silence from others).  I didn't expect to have my novel picked up right away, but I at least expected a request for a partial and a nice rejection to at least the book itself and not just a letter.  I guess it's back to overhauling the query letter.

So, you could say that at the moment I'm in query hell.  It's been my peference thus far to send e-queries. It's a preference that I'm finding really isn't as effective as one would think it to be.  Thus, I'm struggling to find time now to put a letter and sample chapters together (between taking care of a four-year-old and working a very demanding full-time job).  However, in doing this, I'm also finding that I'd much rather chew my arm off than write a synopsis for my book.  How in the world are you supposed to condense a 400 page book into 2 or 3 pages and have it sound good? Can you say freakin' impossible?  Writing the novel itself was easier.

To those aspiring novelists out there that may be reading this, I feel your pain.  To those newly agented authors out there, bite me.  Just kidding :)  

I guess I would like my blog(s) to serve as a sounding board for those aspiring and seasoned novelists.  So, if there is anyone out there reading this, any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Or, if you just want to vent, that's fine too.

Back to the drawing board.