Friday, March 2, 2012

Validation and a Quandary

So... my goals have kind of fizzled out a little. When I get back to writing, reading and critiquing - I will update my goals and start fresh.


I know it is kind of a no-no to blog about rejection. However, I am going to do it.

Tuesday I received a rejection letter from Shadow Mountain publishing. And I was excited. (I know what your thinking and my husband agrees with you. I am completely insane.)

I am excited because I got a response. And I feel a little more validated as a writer. The good news is I am totally motivated to submit to the next publisher. Yeah!


I started re-outlining Three of Ivory and I really like where it is going. But I have this other idea floating around in my head that is kind of exciting. I don't like to abandon projects (hello! I hung on to Shadowed Stones for 10 years!). But I also think that I need to be more flexible and not lock myself into one project. Mostly because I think that was one of the reasons why Shadowed Stones took me so long.

My plan is to work on both of them at the same time. I haven't done that before so I am not sure how it will work out. But I want to see if I can do it.

What do you think? Should I work on both projects? Or just go with one of them?


  1. Just go with it! (And I don't mean that movie with Adam Sandler - he annoys me) I'm writing one book and doing a dry read of another at the same time. I think it's nice to give yourself more than one project because if you get stuck on one, you can work on the other for a little bit to motivate yourself and then you are still being productive. :)