Monday, August 25, 2008

Letting go

In the wake of my sale to Pocket, I'm finding it odd to let go of my old mindset.  I spent years researching agents, writing up queries, keeping track of everything, sending out partials, and pitching at conferences.  I still feel like I need to sell myself and my work and that I'm not doing enough. It's surreal after all that time to switch gears and leave that mentality behind.  I know as a published author I'll have to sell myself and my work to readers -- there is so much to consider and do in that area. And I'm excited and ready to share my imagination with others. It's just a weird place I find myself in -- leaving one stage behind and immersing myself in another.  And don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.  I love being where I'm at! I have a great agent, and an awesome editor and publisher. My books have a home. And I'm so happy you could pinch me a million times and I wouldn't feel a thing.  I'm settling in and getting used to this new stage of my writer's journey.  Maybe part of it, too, is that I'm still in disbelief!  I think once I see my cover for the first time, it will really sink in that this is all for real.  

5 comments:

Tia Nevitt said...

Sounds like a great place to be, but it WOULD be a huge shift in tactics.

Hmm . . . I have a lot of aspiring writers who read Fantasy Debut. You've just given me an idea.

Kelly Gay said...

Definitely an awesome place to be, no doubt about that! :D

LeeAnn Flowers said...

I can't wait until it happens for me. I think it will, but it's still so hard to go from reviews from people who know you and someone who is truly objective. It's always easy to write off that kind of positive review since 'they're biased'. I'm looking for some sort of writing partner here in my town that can give me that unbiased opinion, but there seems to be a dearth of scifi writers in my neck of the woods.

Becky said...

Don't worry Lima! Unlike when you had to research and pitch and sell yourself to agents, you have a network of support to help you with selling yourself and your work to readers. We're all here to help you on that front. And we all know that the best books are the ones friends recommend. ;)

Kelly Gay said...

Aww, Beck! (((hugs))