Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I'm stuck on this story and the thing won't budge. I only have a month or so before I must leave it behind for a bit and focus on my contracted deadlines of January 31 and April 1.

This suspense story has undergone so many metamorphoses, and now I'm not sure if it's turning into anything better than it was before. Every time I hear someone's input, I feel I need to slice up the whole thing. Now, I think I'm afraid to write. What's happened to me?

This week on the ACFW loop we've been talking about rejections, and how it's important to keep submitting. It dawned on me not long ago that I haven't submitted anything new since the novella that sold this spring, and now I've only got one proposal sitting on an editor's desk. I think I need to get busy. I tell myself a hundred times that if I don't submit, I won't hear back. Is it being afraid of rejection?

I don't think so. I'm afraid of not getting it right once again. I've been told I need to knock it out of the park with my writing, yet somehow I'm not sure exactly how to do that.

I've been digging deeper into my heroine, and my hero. She's been easier to delve into--not easy, but easier than the hero. I see more changes on the horizon.

In short though, I need to just get it written.

I'll do some of that tonight. If I can keep my blog going all year, surely I can get this book proposal into shape and in the mail!


Beverly said...

Hi Lynette ~ Just wanted to let you know you're not alone in having that happen with a story. I finally had to pull out of a critique group because my story was in SUCH a mess from trying to change it to suit all the comments being made about it. I'd never had that problem before, but people had strong opinions on the story so I got a lot of differing input.

If this is the story I think it is of yours, I guess I've helped add to the confusion, eh? lol Sorry about that!

Hope you're able to find the story you want to tell in the midst of all you keep hearing and that it flows for you once again.

Hugs ~ Beverly

Rachel Hauck said...

Hi Lynette,

Hang in there! Let me know if you need ideas or help. :)