Tomorrow I will have Amy Sonnichsen from The Green Bathtub here for a blogger interview. She's so lovely, you'd never expect the reasoning behind the title of her blog - which I love! Hope to see many of you back then.
So many insecurities, so little time....
Let's start with some positives. Today marks my third month of blogging. In that time, I've...
(1) met some really lovely people whose company I enjoy
(2) found several strong critique partners (and a few more I'm looking forward to exchanging
(3) somehow managed to get a few people to follow my blog (thank you fabulous followers!)
(4) had quite a bit of fun
(5) learned more about writing than I ever thought possible
As for the negative in all of that? Why, oh why didn't I do this sooner?
The community and advice around here has been invaluable. My first MS that I started submitting back in January (when I thought it was the best it could be) is totally different now. And more importantly, it's BETTER. That should be a good thing, but by now, I've had a good number of requests from agents, each of whom I'd consider to be a dream super agent to work with. I also just received brilliant feedback from another beta propelling me into yet another revamp of my current MS. I'm very excited about this next revamp...this beta is pretty damn smart. But I'm also shuffling my feet around like Miss Mopey-Moperton over my wasted opportunities for querying and sending out work too soon. Did I think it was too soon at the time? Of course not, but now I just want to hit myself for being naive. If only I wouldn't have been so reluctant to start a blog and join you all sooner...
Now back to the positives - so much nicer to end on that. To all those I've met in the past three months: thank you for the encouragement, thank you for the support, and thank you all for making me BETTER.