Monday, April 29, 2013
Looking For Feedback...
It's been a beautiful spring week with the iris's in bloom in front of my apartment. With that brings the bumble bees and hornets. Unfortunately, the hornets decided to make a nest in my air conditioner unit, just outside my door. Agh! But not to worry, when I turned on my air conditioner for the first time this year, they went crazy. I haven't seen them for two days, so I hope they aren't coming back.
What does that have to do with writing, you ask? Believe me, I have a purpose in mind. When I first started writing, all was well and I was very excited about writing every day. But as time went along, it was like the seasons. It was winter, and everything looked bleak. Then spring came, with fresh ideas and challenges to write. Then came the bumble bees and hornets. You know, those critical jabs that you dodge so you won't get stung? I've always said you can learn from criticism; take the best - discard the rest. But when they build a nest near you, it's personal. So I've been careful about polishing my latest story until it shines.
I'm starting a new story this spring, after spending all fall and winter wrapping up Call of the Dragon. While I outline my story, I'm trying to decide whether or not to query an agent. It's a big decision for me, not because I'm worried of rejection, but because I'm not sure if I want to get wrapped up in the process of querying. It seems time consuming, but since I've never done it, I can't say.
If you've done the agent publication route and have some ideas for me, I'd appreciate some feedback. A little goes a long way for me. And since it's spring, I can sit and watch the flowers while I wait to hear from you. Thanks!