Thursday, October 1, 2009
Okay, Now! None of That!
As writers on the journey, we often become frustrated and even angry at times, and no doubt want to kick someone. That's all fine, but should we do it on our blogs? I don't think so. If you haven't been here all week, I've been discussing what message our blogs convey. I veered a little off course yesterday with my 100th post celebration, but today, I'm back on track, and I'd like to talk about venting frustration. We are all at a different stage in our writing journey and, thus, have different goals for our blogs. But, if you are at the query stage, or close to it, you might want to consider what your blog says about you. As we muddle our way through our journey, it is tempting to vent all of our frustrations: How can Mr. Agent judge my work from one letter? Mr. Agent represents so and so. Why won't he represent me? My writing is way better than Mrs. Famous Author, and she got published. Why can't I? These thoughts, most likely, fly through all of our heads as we struggle in this publishing world. But blogging about it is not going to help us any. Agents/editors don't want to visit a potential client's blog and see a 'poor me' ranting of how everyone else is to blame. When they see this, they immediately think: this person will be difficult to work with; I think I'll pass. I'm no expert here, so what's your opinion?