Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for this brainchild, and many writers for their support in this group. This month Alex's co-hosts are:
Krista McLaughlin http://www.kjmclaughlin.com/
Still waiting for that dang laptop charger to come in the mail, and even paid extra to have it expedited. I'm thankful my friend is letting me use his computer for this post. Now off to my insecurities and maybe my fellow writers can give me feedback.
I have 2 complete manuscripts and believe they are somewhat decent. I've been editing each one which seems like for the millionth time. Needless to say, even after requests, the rejections are hitting the avalanche stage. Should I scrap the ms altogether which really is depressing, or, Should I pack it away for a while? Should I persevere with the querying process? I've been thinking of hitting the smaller press markets like Black Opal Books which published my first 2 books. What would you do?
Planted in my laptop are roughly 3 started novels. (And 2 shelved) Since rejections are piling up, I tend to doubt my writing capabilities and feel why continue day after day. We all know writing is hard work and in my case, an extremely slow writer, it takes time, lots of time to make a novel pristine.
I'm done with my whimpering rant for this month, what are your writer's insecurities?
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