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Posted by T Larae , 10 November 2011 · 108 views

O.K. I've had it with all the rejection letters and false hopes.

Maybe I don't have what it takes to persevere in this theater- to keep writing and try to put together a platform.

I'm tired of "It's a great idea but I thinnk you should do this or that to make it better."

Despite what anyone thinks I've got some great material here. I've got articles, short stories and two novels that would make the silver screen glisten if the right person would read them and decide to turn 'em into movies. A little stuck on myself... maybe. But if I don't like my stuff who else will.

The aspects of self-publishing are looking better and better these days. I can either count myself among the success stories of Sam Clemens and Amanda Hockings or wait til I've died from all the caffeine and nicotine I've injested while editing a piece in a futile attempt to gain favor with some agent or publisher.

Better to have tried and failed than not have attempted anyting at all.

Besides, I haven't found a dead man yet that could tell me how much he enjoys his royalties.




Yup, been there, have the t-shirt complete with bullet holes.

Maybe I'm an idiot, but I'm not giving up though.

You didn't mention if you're a first time unpub'd writer but I'll guess yes (me too). It does sound like you at least got some feedback rather than a form letter though, and that isn't all bad.

I just labor under the understanding that agents arent in the 'star-making' business, they're in regular business and seek a partner that can produce a profitable product. The publishers produce, editors edit but it's the readers that make a star.

Not trying to be a downer but know that you aren't alone out there in the trenches.
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Yup, been there, have the t-shirt complete with bullet holes.

Maybe I'm an idiot, but I'm not giving up though.

You didn't mention if you're a first time unpub'd writer but I'll guess yes (me too). It does sound like you at least got some feedback rather than a form letter though, and that isn't all bad.

I just labor under the understanding that agents arent in the 'star-making' business, they're in regular business and seek a partner that can produce a profitable product. The publishers produce, editors edit but it's the readers that make a star.

Not trying to be a downer but know that you aren't alone out there in the trenches.

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Yup, been there, have the t-shirt complete with bullet holes.

Maybe I'm an idiot, but I'm not giving up though.

You didn't mention if you're a first time unpub'd writer but I'll guess yes (me too). It does sound like you at least got some feedback rather than a form letter though, and that isn't all bad.

I just labor under the understanding that agents arent in the 'star-making' business, they're in regular business and seek a partner that can produce a profitable product. The publishers produce, editors edit but it's the readers that make a star.

Not trying to be a downer but know that you aren't alone out there in the trenches.

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Hey, I believe I read that Kathryn Stockett submitted "The Help" sixty times before it was accepted. What patience and what belief in her work!
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