Writing brings me so much joy and peace to my heart. When I am all alone and take the time to just center myself and go to work, mentally, on paper. This is what I am here to do.
I was having a conversation with a friend at work about what I was doing with the 2014 Writer’s Market: Guide to Literary Agents. I simply told her I was trying to find an agent that would take on my work because I want to be a well known author around the globe and she was like that sounds great but how do you get into something like that. I told her it is just like applying for a job with much more detail. I told her to look in the book where I had left off. So she looks in it and was like oh you are right! This is serious. These are actual people looking for writers. I laughed and giggled yeah.
For those who don’t know, when you apply as a writer, you have to do a query, synopsis, fine tune every inch of your book, etc. Just the same as making a resume, cover letter, and references. Then you get the call/email from the agency or in your case, a job, and the process goes from there. The writing world is a bit more extensive but the end goal is to be published and to say that you have published something of your own and who you worked with.
If you think of it like a job then rejection is not as hard either. Writing is whole other world, that is in its own market and not like any other job. This job has to be something you love to do and continue with it forward or it will be pointless.
I can’t wait for this day to come when I will be holding my book in my hand with my name on it. It is going to bring me so much joy and peace and when the money is right, I will definitely be in a better place than I am today.
Any agents out there reading this: I write horror, science-friction, ethnic, and gay books. Mostly on the lines of relationships (gay and ethnic); Horror has a bit of a comedic tone to it too but definitely has gory moments of course.